- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 9, 2017

HAVRE, Mont. (AP) - Montana State University-Northern has agreed to pay a professor $35,000 to settle a racial discrimination complaint filed against the school.

The Billings Gazette reported (https://bit.ly/2wIxQ1t ) Wednesday that the university did not admit guilt, but nonetheless agreed to pay the professor.

Adjunct professor Yvonne Tiger filed the complaint in December 2016. The specific allegations of the complaint were never released. Tiger is Native American.

University Relations Director Jim Potter did not return calls on Tuesday.

University spokesman Kevin McRae says Tiger will no longer work as a health care transformation specialist, but will remain on staff as a part-time adjunct professor.

The Montana Human Rights Bureau has dropped the case as part of the settlement.

___

This story has been updated to correct the date that the complaint was filed.

___

Information from: The Billings Gazette, https://www.billingsgazette.com

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide