2 students sue GVSU over academic dishonesty

Students file lawsuit against GVSU after cheating allegations put them on disciplinary probation.

ALLENDALE, Mich. (AP) — Two students are suing Grand Valley State University, saying they were falsely convicted of academic dishonesty and discriminated against by a professor who accused them of cheating on a test.

Erin Jurek and Ashley Short were found guilty of academic dishonesty in the summer of 2013 during their Mathematics 345 class for allegedly using an unapproved Internet message board and collaborating on a take-home exam.

According to the lawsuit filed on Tuesday at the U.S. District Court in Grand Rapids, the students claim that Professor Jonathan Hodge harassed them based on gender.

After being convicted of academic dishonesty, both students were placed on disciplinary probation for the remainder of their time at GVSU, and Jurek was also suspended for the 2013 fall semester.

Jurek and Short are currently enrolled at GVSU.


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