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U of U Drafts Plan to Accommodate Student's Beliefs

U of U Drafts Plan to Accommodate Student's Beliefs

Posted - Dec. 2, 2004 at 8:04 a.m.



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Students at the University of Utah may soon have a new policy that accommodates them if their religious beliefs conflict with course requirements.

The school unveiled a draft of the policy yesterday.

The move comes as part of the school's settlement in a lawsuit brought by a former drama student who quit school after refusing to recite lines that offended her.

Christina Axson-Flynn's January 2000 lawsuit alleged that the school had an anti-Mormon bias.

The draft policy tells students how they can seek accommodations to course requirements they feel collide with their -- (quote) -- "sincerely held core beliefs."

The policy will be distributed to members of the school's Academic Senate and is scheduled for debate at a January Tenth meeting.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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