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U of M in News Again and Not in a Good Way

The University of Michigan is facing two lawsuits that allege a violation of their rights.

Facing lawsuits from two students

The latest filed by a man from Detroit who claims he was charged out-of-state tuition at the schools Dearborn campus due to his parent’s travel overseas.

MLive.com is reporting that Hussein Berry files suit against the University’s Board of Regents claiming violation of constitutional equal protection and due process rights.

The 30 year old said he became an American citizen in 2012 but the university did not view him as a resident charging him double the in-state rates.

University officials say they’re confident their tuition rate guidelines are appropriate and constitutional.

Meanwhile, the university is also dealing with a lawsuit filed by a student who claims he was suspended from school despite never being charged with a crime.  Drew Sterrett questions the constitutionality of how the school investigated allegations from a woman who claimed he raped her.  Sterrett says the encounter–which he claims was consensual–occured in March, 2012 and that the woman didn’t report it as a sexual assault until July of that year.

He claims he shouldn’t have been suspended unless he was charged with the crime.

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