AKRON -- Federal investigators have concluded there is not enough evidence to assert that the University of Akron discriminated against four black graduate students.
The Akron Beacon Journal reports a letter from the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights states investigators didn't uncover evidence supporting the claims of four female doctoral students in the university's sociology department.
The students had told federal authorities that they failed their department's comprehensive exam or feared they would because black students were treated different than white students.
The complainants alleged black students were given less opportunities to get academic advisers.
The women's attorney says his clients haven't determined whether they would pursue a federal lawsuit.
The university's spokesman on Tuesday told the newspaper the school is gratified the findings supported the institution's position.