Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Judge signs off on $1.25M settlement for former Mills College students - Jeremy Bauer-Wolf, Higher Ed Dive

Tuesday for former Mills College students, who alleged in a lawsuit that the institution misrepresented its academic offerings when it was merging with Northeastern University. Plaintiffs in the class-action lawsuit argued the two institutions had presented the merger, which formally occurred in 2022, as a boon for students that would allow them to finish their studies. In reality, the colleges eliminated academic programs before the students could complete them, forcing them to spend extra money and delaying their degree progress, they alleged. They also missed deadlines to transfer elsewhere.