Friday, August 5, 2011
Athletics complaint to go forward
The Southern reports that Carbondale attorney Shari Rhode is taking complaints about the treatment of women in the SIUC athletics department to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights. The larger issue here, as raised by our beloved commentator 'paranoid', is whether SIUC is well served to limit its investigation of such matters to a small circle of administrators, supported by a $12,000 outside investigation, whose results are not even fully shared with the lawyer representing those filing the complaint. I frankly am not up on the FA position on such things, but will look into this.