Featured on AsAm News: “Idaho State University Accused Of Discrimination In Watershed Lawsuit”

As many of you know, My husband Jun Yu is fighting against injustice in higher education. ISU ruined his 5 yrs of education & future, and denied him the PhD he rightfully earned. Learn more and support his cause at Generosity.com. #JusticeForJun
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I was really excited to see my husband’s case spotlighted on AsAm News, a wonderful website devoted to documenting the Asian American experience. Even better, in my opinion, AsAm News has published one of the best stories about Jun’s case, capturing the strengths of his lawsuit against Idaho State University.

Here are some of my favorite excerpts from the article:

According to  Dr. Gerald Koocher, past American Psychological Association (APA) President and past chair of the APA Ethics Committee,  “the CTC [Clinical Training Committee] was very familiar with Jun Yu’s English language skills and continuously rated these as meeting expectations with limited exceptions.”…

Dr. Koocher, along with Dr. Shannon Chavez-Korell, an expert in cultural competency, and Dr. Leslie Zorwick, an expert in prejudice and aversive racism, all concluded that ISU violated standards in professional psychology and academic norms. They cited the school’s actions as part of a pattern of unethical, incompetent and discriminatory behavior by the program.

The school’s official reasoning for terminating Yu’s doctorate was “unsatisfactory progress.” However, as Dr. Chavez-Korell noted–“The assigned grades and formal evaluations across semesters are inconsistent with unsatisfactory progress.”

Even if Yu’s performance and progress was “unsatisfactory” the school clearly failed to provide him basic due process.

Dr. Koocher reported, “If the allegations made by the ISU faculty are to be believed, they clearly failed to perform appropriate timely assessments; provide timely feedback; propose and assist with necessary remediation; or provide timely monitoring of off-site placements.” and, ” “No evidence is provided to show that Mr. Yu was on notice regarding a risk of dismissal from the program for any reason.”

Read the full article at AsAm News. And if you love it, share it!


My husband Jun Yu is fighting against injustice in higher education. ISU ruined his 5 yrs of education & future, and denied him the PhD he rightfully earned. Learn more and support his cause at Generosity.com. #JusticeForJun

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