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Judge Rejects Student's $1M Grade Lawsuit

There are 9 comments on the www.nbcphiladelphia.com story from Feb 15, 2013, titled Judge Rejects Student's $1M Grade Lawsuit. In it, www.nbcphiladelphia.com reports that:

A former Lehigh University grad student claims a low grade cost her a degree and a career as a licensed therapist. Megan Thode filed the lawsuit against her professor and school, claiming the grade in a graduate class cost her a degree and career as a licensed therapist. Ms. Thode is the daughter of the Finance Director of the University and as such was able to enroll as a graduate student tuition free!

Thode says the professor, Amanda Eckhardt, targeted her as punishment for supporting gay rights. Thode is an outspoken advocate for gay marriage. Thode’s attorney says Eckhardt does not believe in it.

Prior to that grade, Thode was an A student. In her lawsuit, she was asking for the university to pay for what she claims are lost lifetime earnings. The university told a judge Thode received the C+ because she didn't act professionally in class.

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David Traversa

Villa Angelica, Argentina

#1 Feb 15, 2013
Still .. it's odd that an A student should get a C+ simply for " not acting professionally in class " ( whatever that means ).. Sounds like both Eckhardt AND the University are against gay rights ..
Cliff

Netherlands

#2 Feb 15, 2013
Thank you Judge!

For once justice prevails on the side of decency!
Corruption

Valencia, CA

#3 Feb 16, 2013
That's why I never reveal my political or personal views in class, the teacher has ABSOLUTE power to modify the grade, without ANY legal consequences.

Think about that for a second: Absolute power to change a student's grade, without any reason other than they disagreed with your views.

Welcome to the United States of Corruption.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#4 Feb 16, 2013
Cliff wrote:
Thank you Judge!
For once justice prevails on the side of decency!
Is ANYTHING more indecent than a skeevy gutless little coward who is too afraid of the world to register on Topix? Do you know anyone like that, "CLIFF"?
SirAndrew

Honolulu, HI

#5 Feb 16, 2013
Cliff wrote:
Thank you Judge!
For once justice prevails on the side of decency!
Perhaps you should just jump off yourself.
James

Avondale, AZ

#6 Feb 16, 2013
David Traversa wrote:
Still .. it's odd that an A student should get a C+ simply for " not acting professionally in class " ( whatever that means ).. Sounds like both Eckhardt AND the University are against gay rights ..
Not odd at all. Most college classes outside of your core classes(math,english,science) your class participation or lack there of can effect your grade. I had an F turn into a C in a philasophy class because I debated my proffessor
SirAndrew

Honolulu, HI

#7 Feb 16, 2013
James wrote:
<quoted text>
Not odd at all. Most college classes outside of your core classes(math,english,science) your class participation or lack there of can effect your grade. I had an F turn into a C in a philasophy class because I debated my proffessor
Interesting. I hope no one sees the spelling in your post or your grade will go right back to an F.

Uve

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#8 Feb 17, 2013
Curteese wrote:
<quoted text>Is ANYTHING more indecent than a skeevy gutless little coward who is too afraid of the world to register on Topix? Do you know anyone like that, "CLIFF"?
I do..R1

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#9 Feb 19, 2013
I was shocked when I first heard of this story. Then when the student tried to make it a gay rights issue I really got upset.

It's not surprising to me this story came out about the same time two stories about banning gays at High School Proms hit the news.

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