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Purdue refutes ex-chancellor's discrimination suit

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) -- Purdue University is refuting a former regional chancellor's contention that he was a victim of gender discrimination when he was forced out of his job in 2011.

Purdue lists nine defenses in its response to former Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne chancellor Michael Wartell's discrimination lawsuit.

Among them is that his gender-discrimination complaint was handled by a male investigator and decided by three male members of the school's trustees.

The Journal & Courier reports Purdue also argue that its actions were in good faith and Wartell waited too long to sue the university, alleging discrimination and harassment.

He stepped down in 2012, the year he would have turned 65, in compliance with Purdue's retirement policy for administrators.

He was succeeded by Vicky Carwein, who was 64 at the time.

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