1963

On April 20 Attorney General Waggoner Carr accepts the University's argument that "institutionalized racial discrimination" and the inability to charge tuition make it impossible for the trustees to advance the university's mission to create an educational institution of the highest quality. Pitzer feels he can move forward because the reaction is largely positive, but on September 20, 2 alumni file a petition to intervene. They demand that the trustees continue to interpret the charter literally and cite the "sanctity of testamentary documents."

 

Baker, Botts, Shepherd & Coates attorneys Dillon Anderson and Tom Martin Davis prepare to argue for Rice's charter changes.
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