- Karinna Topete, a former DeVry University Inc. manager in California, has filed a lawsuit in San Diego alleging, among things, that school officials violated federal and state laws, inappropriately recruiting enrolled community college students and bribing students for positive performance reviews.
- Topete also alleges that sexual harassment and discrimination against "persons of Iraqi national origin or Middle-Eastern appearance" took place while she worked at the company between 2007 and 2012.
- The Huffington Post reports that a DeVry representative said administrators "cannot comment on pending legal matters."
From the article:
"... Topete alleges DeVry officials sought to evade federal regulations by sending admissions employees to community college transfer fairs to pressure enrolled students to sign up for classes at the for-profit institute. She also claims in the lawsuit that the DeVry Director of Admissions ordered her not to provide 'informational materials or referrals to persons of Iraqi national origin or Middle-Eastern appearance. ..."