Wednesday, September 22, 2010

UF professor fired after comments about women
An investigation said he behaved inappropriately toward students.
By Nathan CrabbeStaff writer
Published: Monday, September 20, 2010 at 6:09 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, September 20, 2010 at 6:09 p.m.

The University of Florida has fired a professor for saying during a lesson about sexual harassment that Latin American women dress more provocatively than U.S. women.

Timothy Taylor, a professor of food and resource economics, was sent a letter of termination Friday. An accompanying investigation found that he behaved inappropriately toward female students and made a mockery of the sexual harassment lesson, with one witness claiming he made an inappropriate comment about how Latin American women dress.

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