Friday, December 06, 2013

Breaking news: Former OU grad student loses case

The 5-year case of a former doctoral student who sued the University of Oregon under Title IX is now over. In her lawsuit, the student claimed the College of Education retaliated against her after she complained about the lack of female faculty in the department. At that point, she claimed, faculty members refused to work with her thus preventing her from completing her degree.
There is very little news about the case right now. The brief report I read said the judge concluded that sex discrimination and retaliation were not successfully proven.
(It also continues to perpetuate the myth that this is the first case where Title IX has been used to address an issue outside of athletics. Hopefully the local news outlets in Eugene will remedy this in future stories.)