Court of Appeals rejects university's housing case

ROCHESTER (AP) -- A court has dismissed an appeal by Oakland University more than a year after the school was ordered to allow a student to live on campus.

The federal appeals court said Wednesday the controversy is moot. Micah Fialka-Feldman lived in a dormitory for four months in 2010 but no longer is a student at Oakland.

Fialka-Feldman was in a non-degree program because an impairment affects his reading and writing. A federal judge in Detroit intervened after Oakland refused to give him campus housing. The judge said it was based on "prejudice" and "unfounded fear."

Oakland pursued an appeal because it claimed Judge Patrick Duggan granted a preference not covered under federal law.

Published: Fri, May 6, 2011

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