The Chronicle of Higher Education
August 6th, 2014
The University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth has been ordered to pay
nearly $1.2-million in back pay, damages, and other costs to a professor
of English who filed complaints, beginning a decade ago, that she was
being denied a promotion from assistant to full professor because of her
gender and Chinese ancestry, The Herald News, in Fall River, Mass., reported.
In 2011 a hearing officer with the Massachusetts Commission Against
Discrimination ruled in favor of the professor, LuLu C.H. Sun, and
ordered UMass-Dartmouth to promote Ms. Sun and pay her $354,000 in lost
wages and damages. The university appealed portions of that order,
including a $200,000 award for emotional distress and a $10,000 fine.