She had come to New York from Nigeria after being admitted to the City University of New York’s most elite honors program, which gives students full tuition, a laptop and a $7,500 stipend. But in the late fall of her second year at Brooklyn College, in 2008, Sophia Chinemerem Eze went to the security staff there, saying she had experienced problems with her off-campus roommates and suspected that her landlord had planted a video camera in her bedroom. She wound up on a psychiatric ward at Kings County Hospital Center, and in a lawsuit filed last week, Ms. Eze says...

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