A woman accused of stealing a poetry based college Master’s program and implementing it at a rival school has filed a countersuit as a result of the claims made against her.
Wired PR News.com –As reported by the Associated Press (AP), Anne Marie Macari is being sued by New England College (NEC) for Macari allegedly recreating the school’s Master’s of Fine Arts in Poetry program at the school she currently works for, Drew University.
Macari was previously employed by the Henniker, New Hampshire based liberal arts school, before becoming a program director at Drew. She was stated to have failed to meet her obligations during the latter part of her employment at the institution, using work hours to create the identical NEC program for the New Jersey based Drew University. NEC reportedly sent a request to the school asking them not to launch the stolen program, which they plan to begin in January. The request was refused.
As quoted of Drew spokesperson, David Muha, “It’s our policy not to comment on pending litigation, but I will say that Drew believes that the facts in the case will ultimately show that there was no wrongdoing.” Drew University is also named in the lawsuit.