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March 10, 1988


                          March 10, 1988, 10:00 A.M.




  Present:   Barbara Board, Martha Fitzwater, Michele Holmes, Calvin

             Jamison, Judith Jones, Larry Lawrence, Nancy Reynolds, Lon

             Savage, Deborah Snead, Anne Zajac




  The    March    meeting    of    the    University   Committee   on   Equal

  Opportunity/Affirmative Action was called to order by Lon Savage.


  Judith Jones reported  confirmation  of  the  televideoconference  entitled

  "Racism  on  Campus,"  scheduled  for March 22, 11:30 - 3:00, which will be

  telecast live in the rear part of the auditorium at Donaldson Brown.    The

  program  is sponsored jointly by several organizations, one of which is the

  American Council on Education.  Some of the presenters will be Dr. Reginald

  Wilson, Director of the Office of  Minority  Concerns,  Dr.  Joseph  Duffy,

  Chancellor  of  the  University of Massachusetts - Amherst, and Dr. Estelle

  Allen, Illinois Board of Governors.  A letter was sent to all faculty about

  the teleconference.  It will also be advertised in Spectrum to the  univer-

  sity  community  at large.   If permitted, the conference will be taped for

  later use.


  Calvin Jamison said Frederick Hurst, who was a presenter at a conference in

  Williamsburg, provided him with a copy of his report concerning racial  vi-

  olence on the Massachusetts campus.  The report included recommendations on

  dealing with racial violence.


  There were no subcommittee reports.


  Ms.  Jones said the state plan for desegregation has been submitted to Sec-

  retary of Education Finley.  Copies of the plan will be mailed to each com-

  mittee member.  Ms. Jones detailed some of the numerical objectives for the

  next biennium.


  Dr. Jamison reported that a planning committee composed of  black  faculty,

  staff,  and  students  has  been formed to provide a black student forum to

  talk about campus issues.  A meeting of the committee will be held on March

  15 at 6:15 P.M. in the Animal Science auditorium.  The forum  will  include

  social, academic, and professional support programs.


  The meeting adjourned at 10:35 A.M.



                                     Recorded by,



                                     Alice LoMascolo

                                     Executive Secretary for EO/AA

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