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April-06-96

Brown University Appeals Sex Discrimination Ruling

On Monday (4-1), lawyers for Brown University went to court to appeal a 1995 ruling that the University had to enforce Title IX, the 1972 law which prohibits sex discrimination at institutions which receive federal funding. Last March, U.S. District Judge Raymond Pettine agreed with two female athletes who sued the University in 1992 after it cut two womens sports teams. Pettine said that, according to Title IX, the percentage of women at Brown should be equal to the percentage of female athletes and that mens athletic programs cannot receive more funds that womens. A lawyer for the female students who filed the suit said Brown has not complied with Pettines ruling.

Media Resources: The Nando Net and the Associated Press - April 1, 1996