Judge Dismisses Ex-ODU Professor’s Discrimination Suit - Higher Education
Higher Education News and Jobs

Judge Dismisses Ex-ODU Professor’s Discrimination Suit

Email




by Associated Press

NORFOLK, Va. — A lawsuit alleging Old Dominion University discriminated against a former professor has been dismissed.

Patricia Hentosh’s lawsuit alleged that she was denied tenure because she is white. The lawsuit said that the university retaliated against Hentosh for complaining about an Asian American colleague.

U.S. District Senior Judge Robert Doumar said in his ruling that Hentosh was denied tenure because she failed to meet ODU’s standards. Doumar also said that Hentosh failed to produce sufficient evidence of retaliation.

Doumar granted the university’s motion for summary judgment on Friday.

A similar lawsuit is pending before another federal judge.

Hentosh’s attorney, Raymond Hogge, tells The Roanoke Times that the other lawsuit involves broader issues concerning how ODU treats white employees relative to other employees.

RELATED ARTICLES >>
Guillermo: Asian American History Shows Why Travel Ban Unjust You didn’t see much Asian American history over the Presidents Day Weekend. There was Russell Simmons’ unifying “# I am a Muslim Too” rally in Times Square. And the president’s aides leaked out another version of the travel ban. Yet there was hard...
University of Alaska System Agrees to Resolve Issues in Federal Review JUNEAU, Alaska — The University of Alaska system has agreed to resolve issues stemming from a federal review of its handling of campus sexual assault and sexual harassment cases. The agreement, signed by system President Jim Johnsen on Friday and ...
Bob Jones U to Get Tax-exempt Status Back After 30 Years GREENVILLE, S.C. —A conservative Christian university in South Carolina is getting its federal tax-exempt status back 30 years after losing it over a ban on interracial dating. Bob Jones University President Steve Pettit told The Greenville that t...
UVa Administrator Files Gender Discrimination Lawsuit CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — An administrator at the University of Virginia is suing the school for alleged gender and disability discrimination. Media outlets report UVA assistant vice provost Becky Ackerson filed a lawsuit against the UVA Board of Vis...
Semantic Tags:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *