Davis task force receives an extension

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The task force assembled to review the Jefferson Davis statue has asked President Gregory Fenves for an extension, so it will release its recommendations by August 10.

The task force originally planned to release its options by August 1.

University spokesperson Gary Susswein said the task force needed the extension to review all of their options and information they received.

"They needed extra time to go through all of the options and review all of the public input that has been submitted," Susswein said.

Leslie Blair, communications director for the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, said the chair of the task force Gregory Vincent will answer questions from the media at 2 p.m. in the Flawn Academic Center once the report has been submitted.

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