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Saturday, December 16, 2006

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Media Contact: UT Arlington Media Relations, 817-272-2761

UT Arlington respects our employees’ rights to their religious beliefs and does not discriminate on the basis of religion. Although we do not comment on personnel matters or cases in litigation, the accusations made in this lawsuit filed by the Liberty Legal Institute are a gross distortion of the truth. The decision in question was upheld by the Texas Workforce Commission and the Texas Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

The University of Texas at Arlington Equal Opportunity Policy Statement

The University of Texas at Arlington complies with the Equal Pay Act of 1963, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Executive Order 11246, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act 1990, the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Act of 1974, the Texas Commission on Human Rights Act and the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System.

It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington that to the extent provided by these applicable laws no person shall, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, disabilities, or veteran status, be denied employment or admission, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or subject to discrimination under, any program or activity which it sponsors or conducts. It is also UT Arlington’s policy to maintain an environment free from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

Employee Public Information

Evelyn Shatkin, Secretary for development with a start date of 10/11/99 and an end date of 03/15/06.

Linda Shifflet, Development fund assistant with a start date of 05/25/99 and an end date of 03/15/06.

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The University of Texas at Arlington is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.

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