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Quick Takes: Stout Welcomes ROTC, Race and Coaching Jobs

June 2, 2005
  • The chancellor of the University of Wisconsin at Stout, Charles Sorensen, has reversed an earlier decision and said that he would welcome at Reserve Officers Training Corps unit on the campus. Sorensen earlier said that such a unit would violate the university's policies barring discrimination against gay people, but he reversed himself amid concern that barring ROTC violates federal laws and offends many state officials. Kevin P. Reilly, president of the University of Wisconsin System, praised the reversal.
  • A study of NCAA Division I basketball coaches, released this week, found a correlation between the race of head coaches and the race of assistant coaches. The study also found that there are many more good candidates for assistant coaching positions who are black than there are black people employed in the position. The study was conducted by scholars at Texas A&M University's Laboratory for Diversity in Sport, and was published the Journal of Sport and Social Issues.
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