Jury Sides With Scholar Fired by New Mexico State U.

A New Mexico jury awarded a fired English professor $241,000 in November, after she charged that the university had retaliated against her for filing a gender-discrimination complaint.

Sandra S. Lee, who held a tenure-track position as an assistant professor of English at New Mexico State University's Dona Ana Branch Community College, prevailed in the breach-of-contract case after a five-day trial before a federal district-court judge in Santa Fe,