Citing religious opposition to the “intermingling between men and women,” a student in an online course asked to be counted out of a group project because of the preponderance of women in the group. When the instructor refused, administrators said he broke their “obligation to accommodate.” (ETA: Thanks to the reader who pointed to this longer, more informative account of the situation.)
I’m underwhelmed with the professor’s objections, as “in my day you couldn’t do that” is the sort of objection that could be applied to many reasonable requests for accommodation. However, I sympathize with the professor’s resistance. York University is an explicitly co-educational school accepting all genders; a student’s requirement not to interact with other genders seems counter to the commitments of the university.