The University of Illinois continues to deal with controversy at the start of the new school year.
In the wake of the resignations of both the Urbana-Champaign campus chancellor and provost, as well as the firing of football coach Tim Beckman, comes a lawsuit by a former U of I graduate student.
Hye-Young Park has filed a $6M suit against the school’s Board of Trustees and others, alleging that administrators retaliated against her after she claimed that a visiting researcher sexually harassed her.
Park says administrators told her that the researcher’s actions were not their responsibility, since Charles Secolsky was not a university employee.
Secolsky tells the Chicago Tribune that Park pursued him and denies the suit’s allegations.