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Panel discussion to mark 30th anniversary of class-action suit against UNI <br>

April 27, 2003

Susan Hill, director of undergraduate program in Women's Studies, (319) 273-7195
James O'Connor, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Thirty years ago a class-action lawsuit was brought against the University of Northern Iowa to gain salary equity for female faculty members. At 4 p.m., Tuesday, April 29, the UNI Women's Studies Program, and the Cedar Falls chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), will sponsor a retrospective panel discussion about the lawsuit. The event will take place in UNI's Center for Energy and Environmental Education.

Panelists will be four of the people at the center of the 1973 controversy, David Dutton, the attorney who brought the lawsuit against the university; Judith Harrington, assistant professor of communicative disorders; Gordon Harrington, emeritus faculty member, Department of Psychology; and Elaine Kalmar, emeritus faculty member, Department of English Language & Literature.

The panel discussion is free and open to the public.