Thursday, May 26, 2011

UIS declines to disclose federal discrimination report

The University of Illinois Springfield is refusing to make public a report sent to the U.S. Department of Education regarding discipline of student athletes, including two women softball players who were dismissed from the team last year.

The report was due April 29 as part of an agreement reached in February to resolve a complaint that the university has discriminated against female athletes. Barbara Hayler, a UIS professor emeritus who filed the complaint last year and requested a copy of the report, said she wants to know what the university did to determine whether discrimination occurred and what changes, if any, might be forthcoming in policies and procedures.

The article was published in an May 26, 2011, edition of The State Journal-Register.

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