I am in receipt of the Resolution to Implement Fully Rutgers University Policy on Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action as approved by the University Senate on February 20, 2004. It recommends that Rutgers University become a party plaintiff to the FAIR v. Rumsfeld litigation.
After careful consideration and on advice of University Counsel, we respectfully must decline to carry out the University Senate’s recommendation. It is the opinion of counsel that whereas the university is fully committed to the tenets of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action, plaintiff’s interests in FAIR v. Rumsfeld are adequately represented and Rutgers’ seeking to join the litigation would not advance this purpose of the litigation.
With best wishes and appreciation for the work of the Senate and its Equal Opportunity Committee.
Richard L. McCormick