Deaf Medical Student to Return to Omaha Campus

Posted 7 months ago

By Associated Press

creighton-univ(AP) — A deaf medical school student who won a discrimination lawsuit against Creighton University must finish out his last two years of medical school on the Omaha campus after being denied a transfer to Creighton’s Phoenix campus.

Michael Argenyi (ar-GEN’-ee) sued Creighton in 2009, after leaving the school when the university refused his requests for interpreters — even though he offered to pay for them himself. Last year, federal judge ruled that Creighton must provide Argenyi with special equipment and interpreters.

Earlier this year, Argenyi asked to finish medical school at Creighton’s Phoenix program, saying he wanted a fresh start away from the campus where he experienced discrimination. But Creighton denied the request, saying its Phoenix program was full.

A federal judge sided with Creighton in the matter earlier this month.