FORT MYERS — Florida Gulf Coast University has suspended a well-known professor without pay following a sexual harassment investigation released Thursday.So mannequins now have rights to be free from sexual harassment? Every professor's comment must have an educational purpose? Can he tell a joke?
An internal investigation determined that David Lounsbury, an associate professor in the Division of Justice Studies, fondled and made inappropriate comments about anatomically correct mannequins during class.
Lounsbury was using the mannequins as part of a death investigation course.
University Provost Ronald Toll suspended Lounsbury for the remainder of this semester.
“The university has reached this decision because you have been found to have made inappropriate, sexually related comments and engaged in inappropriate behaviors that appear devoid of educational purposes or content,” Provost Ronald Toll wrote in a Jan. 14 letter to Lounsbury.
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Mannequins now have rights