Feds investigate SCSU grad student’s complaint

Published 10:45 am Thursday, August 1, 2013

ST. CLOUD — The U.S. Department of Education is investigating a graduate student’s allegation of racial discrimination against St. Cloud State University.

The allegation is contained in documents obtained from the department through a federal Freedom of Information request.

The graduate student was in the Twin Cities Graduate Center, a St. Cloud State program in Maple Grove. She alleges she was dismissed from school in December and not allowed to graduate because she informed the university that a professor was discriminating against black students.

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The name of the student is not listed in the documents. A special adviser to SCSU President Earl Potter said someone can file a complaint, but “It doesn’t mean something was done wrong.”