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Brigham Young University: Challenging the Federal Patron

Science  16 Jan 1976:
Vol. 191, Issue 4223, pp. 160-163
DOI: 10.1126/science.191.4223.160

Abstract

Brigham Young University is a coeducational institution of higher learning established to promote a closer union between the restored gospel and all branches of learning. In addition to high standards of scholarship, the University has always fostered the development of religious faith, high moral character, and responsible citizenship. Sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints [Mormon], it offers the student a unique blend of spiritual and secular learning.—From the BYU General Catalog, 1975-76.

The purpose of this part is to effectuate Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 ... which is designed to eliminate ... discrimination on the basis of sex in any education program or activity receiving federal assistance.—From the introduction to federal regulations implementing Title IX.

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