Laurentian U faces student lawsuit

August 15, 2007

The Sudbury Star reports that Laurentian University will face 3 students in court this week on charges that the students were unfairly barred from post-grad programs at the university due to their association with a controversial professor. Professor Persinger was locked out of the university’s animal research facility last year on charges of inappropriate practices and failure to follow care policies. Laurentian is being sued for $30 million, and the school’s faculty union is claiming Persinger’s academic freedom was violated.  The Sudbury Star