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Student Sues Rocky Over Math Requirement

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An art student is suing Rocky Mountain College reportedly because she flunked and withdrew from math courses needed for a Bachelor's degree.

The attorney for Hannah Valdez says she has a range of disabilities, including Asperger's Syndrome, Bipolar Disorder, ADHD, and a math disability. She wants a judge to require Rocky to allow her to substitute two non-math courses. The filed complaint says Valdez will incur more financial damage if she does not graduate.

A lawyer for the college filed a response saying the school offered to accommodate Valdez with tutoring, and substituting a higher-level math course with a logic course. The college says it values Valdez as a student and wants to help her graduate, but waiving the math requirement would fundamentally change its program.

"Our entire curriculum is grounded in the liberal arts so we produce students, graduates, who can read and do math and think critically and communicate and the major is helpful as you move towards a career, but it's not the entirety of a degree," said Barbara Vail, Rocky Mountain College's interim academic vice president.

The school hopes to work out a solution with Valdez. We reached out to Valdez's attorney, but have not yet heard back.

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