THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Friday, December 3, 1971
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Local women file second sex bias
complaint; cite 'bad faith' of 'U'
(Continued from page 1) working actively in that direction. Office of Civil Rights in Chicago,
wages to women victimized by sex But Virginia Nordin, Chairwo- said recently that HEW's pros-
discrimination, despite the fact man of the University's Commis- pects for the immediate future are
that the University was ordered sion on Women, said "I don't "very depressing." Although HEW
to do so by HEW; think we'd argue with anything received the University's goals and
-The distortion, confusion, and PROBE has to say." timetables last March, he said,
inaccuracy of the goals and time- "The University has always been HEW employes "have not had
tables for promoting and hiring too grudging in helping women time" to finish considering them.
women, which the University sub- along," she said.. "We (the Wo- He said he has no idea when a
mitted to HEW, and the Univer- men's Commission) have always decision on them will be made.
sity's failure to meet these goals been hamstrung, both by the fact The Chicago office of HEW is
to date; that not enough top level admin- presently examining 20 universi-
-The inadequacy of the proce- istrators come out in support of ties in cases of sex bias. "We're
dures the University is currently affirmative action, and because just not adequately staffed to do
using to identify victims of sex sex discrimination is so all- the job," Hodgdon said.
discrimination; and pervasive."
-The University's use of the The Women's Commission was Daily Official Bulletin
media to bias the public and gain established by the University last FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3
support for its allegations that spring as part of the affirmative Day Calendar
sex discrimination is an insignifi- action program, and is charged
cant problem. with improvig the status of wo- Zoology Lecture: W. Loher, Univ. of
The complaint comes on the men at the University.Ca., "Circadan Control of Stridulaton
heels of President Robben Flem- mand Oviposition in Crickets," 2009 Mu-
Nordin expressed concern over seums Bldg., 11 am.
ingsreetapiteto a Commission on Women: Homer
recent appointment to the possible effects of the charges. s
committee of the American Coun- . Heath Lounge, Union, 3-5 pm.
cil on Education, which will ad- "Something like this could just China Study Club: Film, "Sino-
vise HEW on matters of sex dis- cause the University to close up to soviet Border oCnflict," UGLI Multi-
crimination. The appointment has' us completely. I hope that does purpose Rm, 7:30 pm.
been met with widespread disap- not happen.
proval by, women's groups across PROBE members themselves are
the country, who have cited the uncertain of the results of their BILLIARDS
University's lack of compliance action. "I really don't know howB
with HEW's demands. effective the suit will be," said TABLE TENNIS
Fleming last night d e n i e d Gaye Crouch, PROBE's president. BOWLING
PROBE's new allegations, calling "We filed it under HEW because
them "inaccurate." we're not protected under any FOOSBALL
"It can't be fairly charged that other law, even though they've
we're not doing anything to elim- been slow and inefficient in the
inate sex discrimination," he said. past."
Instead, he said the University was John Hodgdon, head of HEW's
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