Monday, November 17, 2014

Professor Loses in Lawsuit Against Columbia U.’s School of Journalism

The Chronicle of Higher Education
November 17th, 2014

A professor’s lawsuit accusing the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism of misusing funds for her endowed chair has been dismissed by a New York State appeals court, The New York Times reports.
The professor, Sylvia Nasar, a former economics reporter for the Times and author of A Beautiful Mind, a biography of the mathematician John F. Nash Jr., has taught at the school since 2000. She said she had discovered that the school had spent $4.5-million from the fund on expenses unrelated to her position.
A trial court ruled last year that Ms. Nasar had no standing to sue for monetary damages because the funds, from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, belonged to Columbia, the Times reports.

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