Pennsylvania graduate student sues professor, Lehigh University over C-plus grade
Woman says C-plus cost her $1.3M
Last Updated: 100 days ago
EASTON, Pa. - Pennsylvania graduate student Megan Thode wasn't happy about the C-plus she received for her internship, saying the mediocre grade kept her from getting her desired degree and becoming a licensed therapist.
Thode is suing her professor and Lehigh University in Bethlehem, demanding that her grade be changed. She's also seeking monetary damages.
A judge is hearing testimony on the case this week in Northampton County Court.
The Express-Times of Easton reports that her professor, Amanda Eckhart, stands by the grade. She says Thode earned zero out of 25 points in class participation.
Lehigh attorney Neil Hamburg says it would be unprecedented for the judge to order that her grade be changed.
Thode contends the C-plus cost her $1.3 million. She says that's the economic value of a master's degree in counseling psychology.
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