Emeldi v. Univ. of Oregon Goes To Trial: Graduate Student Argues Gender Discrimination When Professors Refused to Direct Dissertation
In Emeldi v. Univ. of Oregon, a Ph.D. student seeks to show that professors retaliated against her for complaining of gender issues by refusing to direct her dissertation. The case has moved up and down through the courts until the Ninth Circuit set it for trial, which began Monday.
This case is being closely watched because of its potential to involve questions of academic freedom and determination of whether Title IX discrimination provisions can be applied in this circumstance.
The Chronicle covered the issue earlier this week. Click here for the article by Stacey Patton.