Grad Student Claims 'C+' Grade Cost Dream Job; Suing School - KMSP-TV

Grad Student Claims 'C+' Grade Cost Dream Job; Suing School

Posted: Updated:
NORTHAMPTON COUNTY, Pa. -

We've all received a grade we didn't like, but now one recent college grad is ready to sue over her "C+" grade.

Grad student Megan Thode appeared in court Wednesday before a judge in Northampton County. The former Lehigh University student claims a professor robbed her of her dream job and cost her thousands of dollars after she received a C+ grade in a class.

Thode claims she got the grade after complaining about having to take an extra internship and for being an advocate for gay rights.

Her father told FOX 29 that they've tried everything possible to avoid getting to the lawsuit.

The university says Thode's claims are baseless.

In a statement, the university said: "We are defending the right of faculty to exercise their professional judgment as educators when grading students."

The university says while Thode received good grades in other courses, she wasn't ready to move on. The university claims she acted unprofessionally, swore and cried in class.

Earlier this week, a judge asked both sides to agree to a settlement and allow the 27-year-old to retake the course, however, neither side would comment on whether they were willing to accept.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Veteran Says He Escaped Attempted Armed Robber at Fast Food Drive-Thru

    Veteran Says He Escaped Attempted Armed Robber at Fast Food Drive-Thru

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:53 AM EDT2014-07-22 04:53:43 GMT
    All a 59-year-old Navy veteran wanted was a cheeseburger when he placed an order at the Burger King drive-thru on Tilton Road in Egg Harbor Township. Instead he got a brush with death on Sunday.
    All a 59-year-old Navy veteran wanted was a cheeseburger when he placed an order at the Burger King drive-thru on Tilton Road in Egg Harbor Township. Instead he got a brush with death on Sunday.
  • Police: Mother Left 6-week-Old Son In SUV

    Police: Mother Left 6-week-Old Son In SUV

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:40 AM EDT2014-07-22 04:40:41 GMT
    Philadelphia Police say a 35-year-old mother left her 6-week-old son inside her SUV at the Walmart on Franklin Mills Boulevard.
    Philadelphia Police say a 35-year-old mother left her 6-week-old son inside her SUV at the Walmart on Franklin Mills Boulevard.
  • Two Masked Men Steal Over $180,000 From Caesars Casino

    Two Masked Men Steal Over $180,000 From Caesars Casino

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:33 AM EDT2014-07-22 04:33:01 GMT
    Authorities say two men stole $181,200.00 from Caesars Casino in Atlantic City early Monday morning.
    Authorities say two men stole $181,200.00 from Caesars Casino in Atlantic City early Monday morning.
Powered by WorldNow

KMSP-TV
11358 Viking Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Phone: (952) 944-9999
Fax: (952) 942-0455

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices