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The creation of gender-segregated classes at Virginia Tech isn't sitting well with some professors, who say a state-supported school shouldn't discriminate. The classes were created for visiting Saudi Arabian faculty.
King Abdulaziz University paid Virginia Tech $246,00 to design and run a faculty development program on topics such as web site development and online instruction. Per the preferences of the Saudi school, Virginia Tech created separate classes for about 30 females and 30 male faculty members.
Eloise Coupey, an associate professor of marketing at …