MSU student’s stance brings about change

Tuesday, April 17, 2007 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 2:59 p.m. CDT, Saturday, July 19, 2008

When Emily Brooker decided to sue Missouri State University over a grade she received, it set in motion a series of actions that still reverberate. Brooker was a student in the undergraduate social work program and by all accounts highly motivated to engage in a career as a professional social worker. Her particular interests were in the area of child welfare. There are several lessons to be learned from examining Brooker’s experience at MSU.