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Catholic U. and NAACP reach no agreement over chapter

.- There was no agreement between leaders of Catholic University of America and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) after their meeting June 16. At the end of the meeting, the NAACP continued to threaten to sue the university, reported the Associated Press. The two organizations met to discuss the rejection of a student’s application to form an NAACP chapter on campus. The university declined the student request in April, stating that there were already similar student groups on campus and expressing its concern that the civil rights group supports abortion.

Fr. David O'Connell, president of the university, said the school had initially understood that it could not stipulate that chapters follow university policies. But that is not the case, and student groups are requested to abide by the guidelines of the university.

"That was an area of misunderstanding," Fr. O’Connell told The Associated Press. "I certainly would be willing to reevaluate the decision that was made on the information that they had at the time."

Despite the indication on the part of the university to reconsider, the possibility of a lawsuit was still discussed.


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