Utah State University sued over expulsion of student with Down syndrome

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A sign greets visitors to the campus of Utah State University in Logan. | Spenser Heaps, Deseret News USU official calls lawsuit ‘troubling in its misrepresentation of facts’ SALT LAKE CITY — A lawsuit filed in federal court alleges Utah State University unlawfully discriminated against and expelled a student with Down syndrome during her first term in its Aggies Elevated program. Aggies Elevated is a two-year program that offers students with intellectual disabilities a mix of career exploration and independent living leading to a certificate of Integrated College and Community Studies. The program is funded by a federal grant. The lawsuit filed in Utah’s U.S. District Court seeks unspecified damages and injunctive relief on behalf of Emily...

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Utah State University sued over expulsion of student with Down syndrome

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