- Former Lehigh University graduate student Megan Thode is suing the school for $1.3 million, arguing that C+ she received caused her to be unable to become a licensed professional counselor.
- Thode is seeking to have the grade changed, claiming that it was the result of a vindictive teacher's effort to weed her our of her program.
- A lawyer for the school claims that Thode acted unprofessionally in class, though Thode's lawsuit claims that she was penalized for being a gay and lesbian rights advocate.
From the article:
"... Thode got the C+ in a fieldwork class during her second year of a master's program. She needed a B or above to move on the next required course. Thode claims her teacher gave her a "zero" for class participation because she complained about having to take on an extra internship. That low mark, allegedly the result of human bias, left Thode with the C grade, her lawyer said. ..."