The Ph.D. Goes Crazy and Sues Her Students
A Dartmouth lecturer is suing the students in her writing class for discrimination. She sent a series of bizarre emails to them. Read and weep on Dartmouth blogs.
Priya Venkatesan (Dartmouth '90, M.S. in Genetics, Ph.D. in literature) emailed members of her Winter '08 Writing 5 class Saturday night to announce her intention to seek damages from them for their being mean to her. In one instance she expressed an opinion about something, a student spoke up to disagree and the class applauded his side of it. She was offended. So she's bringing a class action suit.
Academia gets kuh-razier every year.
Gawker has more of it here.