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Jury rejects ex-dean's claim of discriminatory admissions policies at SUNY Cobleskill

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Claims that SUNY-Cobleskill officials retaliated against a former dean were rejected 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. In a battle of court papers that followed, Hickey contended the college was recruiting minority students unable to ...

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