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Ex-Softball Coach Suing College
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) -- A former Clarke University softball coach is suing the school, claiming she was fired because she rejected efforts by the school to make her appear more feminine.
The Dubuque Telegraph Herald says (http://bit.ly/PwGhqS ) Jaclyn Salzwedel filed the lawsuit last week against the university, its athletic director Curt Long and vice president for student life, Kate Zanger.
Salzwedel's lawsuit says she usually wore long cargo shorts and polo or T-shirts to work, and eschewed makeup. The lawsuit says Zanger began asking Salzwedel to wear makeup and more-feminine clothing in 2012. Salzwedel says she also was given a new hairstyle and a lesson on how to apply makeup.
Salzwedel was fired after three seasons with a 40-90 record.
Clarke officials declined comment to the newspaper, calling the lawsuit a personnel matter.
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