Former URI professor files lawsuit against the University

KINGSTON, RI (WLNE) – A former URI professor has filed a lawsuit against the University.

In the lawsuit, former Political Science Professor Louis Fosu claims he was fired in retaliation for challenging the lack of diversity in the University’s leadership.

According to court documents, Fosu also says his encouragement to his students to speak out against systemic racism was a contributing factor towards his termination.

While not addressing the specific allegation, a URI spokesperson says his claims lack merit.

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