Inside Higher Ed
July 20th, 2014
The University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth owes $200,000 in damages
to a professor of English who says she was denied a promotion based on
her race and gender, a state equal opportunity board has ruled. That’s
on top of the board-ordered back pay and promotion the university has
already awarded Lulu Sun.
Several top administrators, including the chancellor, also must
complete anti-discrimination training, along with the university’s human
resources staff, according to the board.
The recent decision by the Massachusetts Commission Against
Discrimination upholds an earlier commission finding that there was
probable cause the university denied Sun promotion to full professor in
2004 and 2005 based on her Taiwanese origin and the fact that she is
female. She now holds the rank of full professor because of the board's