Former UO student loses gender bias lawsuit

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Associated Press

Posted on December 6, 2013 at 2:31 PM

Updated Friday, Dec 6 at 2:31 PM

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A former University of Oregon doctoral student has lost her gender bias lawsuit against the university.

A federal judge in Eugene ruled Thursday that Monica Emeldi had failed to prove that sex discrimination and retaliation caused faculty to quit working with her.

The Register-Guard reports (http://bit.ly/195lktH ) she had complained there weren't enough high-ranking female professors in the College of Education.

The university denies bias and says the split with Emeldi was over academic differences.

The five-year case attracted national attention because it was the first time the gender discrimination law known as Title IX had been used in academics rather than athletics.

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Information from: The Register-Guard, http://www.registerguard.com

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