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NAH/AIS Support NCAA Response to BOT Appeal

March 30, 2006

The Native American House and American Indian Studies program at UIUC has reviewed the March 7, 2006 memo from Bernard W. Franklin, NCAA Vice President for Governance and Membership to the NCAA Executive Committee, with the subject line "Staff Committee Response to the University of Illinois, Champaign, Appeal." We find the material contained in the memo to be an excellent and substantive refutation of the University of Illinois BOT's appeal to the NCAA. Again, we commend the NCAA for its commitment to "promote an atmosphere of respect for and sensitivity to the dignity of every person" and its actions based upon that commitment.