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Former SUNY-Cobleskill dean loses lawsuit

Official fought firing, claiming retaliation

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Claims that SUNY-Cobleskill officials retaliated against a former dean were dismissed by a jury Friday following a two-week trial in federal court. Thomas J. Hickey, fired in 2009 from his position as dean of liberal arts and sciences, filed a lawsuit claiming the termination was tied to his speaking out against college policies he considered racially biased. Hickey targeted the college and two officials, former President Donald Zingale and former Provost Anne C. Myers. In ...

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