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Reverse Discrimination Alert: Male Chancellor Ousted For Female One

Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne’s former chancellor this week filed a federal lawsuit against the trustees of Purdue University, alleging he was forced into retirement because of his gender, The Journal and Courier newspaper reports.

Michael Wartell, who led the Fort Wayne campus for 19 years before his 2012 ouster, filed the suit Monday. …The complaint alleges Wartell was forced out due to an effort by former Purdue President France Córdova to hire more female top administrators prior to the end of her tenure, which concluded in 2012. Wartell was succeeded by chancellor Vicky Carwein, appointed in June 2012. …

According to the complaint, Córdova outlined that intent during a meeting in late 2010 or early 2011, during which she “specifically pointed to a picture of Wartell on a board and said, ‘I am going to replace this one with a woman.’ ”

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