The Chronicle of Higher Education
By Katherine Mangan
November 12, 2018
Northern Michigan University has agreed to pay a total of $173,500 in damages to four current or former students who were threatened with punishment if they talked to their peers about their risk or thoughts of suicide.
The damages are part of a settlement reached with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division. The student whose 2016 complaint prompted the department’s investigation said the university had discriminated against her because of her disability, threatening to “disenroll” her after she sent a chat message to a friend and fellow student at the university.
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