[The alum] suggested that Monroe's Office of Career Advancement shows preferential treatment to students with excellent grades. "They favor more toward students that got a 4.0. They help them more out with the job placement," she said.Yes, a 4.0 IS going to get more effective help, in part because a 4.0 is probably easier to place, so the same level of help is probably more effective. And a solid attendance record? Seriously?
(But doesn't the quotation sound weird? I wonder if she's a non-native speaker, or if CNN got it wrong? CNN's headline is a bit misleading, in that headline way.)
More to the point, wouldn't it be great if phud grads could sue their departments for "not helping them out" enough to get a job?
I don't know whether she's gotten appropriate help in her job search or not. And I'm no legal beagle, and couldn't tell you if the suit is reasonable. I can't imagine that the college promised to find all grads jobs, but if they promise to provide job search help and didn't do that adequately, who knows? (In the article, it says she hasn't hired an attorney, so who knows what sort of legal advice she's gotten.)
Now I'm sort of wondering how this made the CNN front page. Does some stringer watch the New York courts, and this was the most exciting thing he saw today? ("Hey, Mom, I got a by-line!")