Federal agency investigating SCSU grad student's allegation of racial discrimination

  • Updated: July 31, 2013 - 7:35 PM

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

The St. Cloud Times (http://on.sctimes.com/13o8Fzc) reports 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.

The name of the student is not listed in the documents.

A special adviser to SCSU President Earl Potter says someone can file a complaint, but "It doesn't mean something was done wrong."

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