Quinnipiac University has agreed to compensate a former student whom the institution placed on mandatory medical leave after she was diagnosed with depression, The New Haven Register reported. The university will pay off the student's loan and also pay her for emotional distress and suffering. The settlement, reached with federal authorities who charged that the university violated the student's rights, says that the university "failed to consider modifying its mandatory medical leave policy to permit the complainant to complete her course work while living off campus either online or in person." The university denied wrongdoing but said that it settled to avoid "protracted litigation."
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