Middle East studies in the News
Federal Officials Drop Investigation of Alleged Bias in Student Course Advising
The Ticker (Blog of The Chronicle of Higher Education)
The Education Department's Office for Civil Rights has halted its investigation of acomplaint that an academic-department chairwoman at Barnard College discriminated against a student by steering her away from a course on the basis of her Jewish background. In a letter sent on Wednesday to Barnard, which is affiliated with Columbia University, Emily Frangos, the leader of the investigative team that looked into the matter for the civil-rights office, said the department chair had denied discouraging the Orthodox Jewish student from taking the class based on allegations that the professor would be biased against her.
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