Thursday, April 08, 2010

DSU changes its mind

Right before a scheduled hearing before a district court judge in Delaware, Delaware State University announced it would keep its equestrian team for another year. This rendered, of course, the hearing, which was an attempt by the plaintiffs to get an injunction against the cut while the lawsuit was pending, unnecessary.
The decision was apparently made known to the judge in the case on Tuesday. But the extension is only for one year, according to university officials, who say the equestrian team will not continue any longer than that. Also, the initial lawsuit filed by a DSU equestrian recruit has reportedly been settled.
The university still contends that it is Title IX compliant--even if it dropped equestrian. But lawyers for the team (in a lawsuit separate from that of the recruit) still plan on pursuing their case against the university for lack of compliance