UCF fires professor accused of racist tweets for classroom ‘misconduct’
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UCF has fired a professor who drew national attention over the summer for tweets described as racist by students and alumni after a university investigation revealed “misconduct" in his classroom, including that he failed to report that a student told him she had been sexually assaulted by a teaching assistant. The University of Central Florida said on Friday that Charles Negy, an associate professor of psychology, had been fired, the culmination of a probe spurred by hundreds of messages the school received, including some that said he subjected students to “discriminatory harassment" in the ...