- Northampton County Judge Emil Giordano in Pennsylvania ruled on Thursday that a former graduate student suing Lehigh University for $1.3 million over a C+ she received will have to keep the grade.
- Megan Thode, the former student in the case, argued that the C+ prevented her from becoming a licensed therapist and sought compensation for lost wages, though Giordano sided with Lehigh whose lawyer said the court should not interfere in academic determinations.
- Thode's attorney argued that the case should be an exception and that the court should intervene.
From the article:
"... Carr, who has since achieved her doctorate and teaches at Lehigh University under the name Amanda Eckhardt, found Thode's behavior inappropriate for the setting, Hamburg argued. After reaching out to Thode with little results, she consulted with faculty members and ultimately gave Thode the zero, he said. The score dropped Thode's overall grade from a B-plus to a C-plus and prevented her from continuing her preferred course of study, according to court testimony. ..."