Bethune-Cookman Fires 4 Profs for Sexual Harassment
June 17, 2009

Bethune-Cookman University, in Florida, announced Tuesday night that it has fired four faculty members for sexual harassment of students, The News-Journal reported. The firings followed an investigation prompted by a student complaint. The university did not reveal details or the names of the faculty members involved, but said that the incidents involved inappropriate conduct with female students. Trudie Kibbe Reed, the president, said in a statement: "This kind of behavior has no place on any college campus -- particularly a church-related, values-based institution like Bethune-Cookman University. But, this isn't something to be swept under the rug. It will be dealt with immediately and with a clear message -- not on this campus, not with our students."

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