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Group sends letters to trustees

Updated: December 7, 2004, 5:20 PM ET
Associated Press

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Some black Notre Dame alumni say the recent firing of football coach Tyrone Willingham will hamper the school's efforts to recruit and retain black students and teachers.

Black Alumni of Notre Dame, a group representing about 2,000 Notre Dame graduates, has issued a statement of support for Willingham and is mailing letters to all of Notre Dame's trustees expressing their concern over his firing last week.

"The decision made by the Administration is both ...

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