Professor Who Tweeted on Trump Takes Leave

April 20, 2017

Lars Maischak, the untenured lecturer in history at California State University, Fresno, who is under investigation by the Secret Service and his institution for tweeting that President Trump “must hang,” will take what the university described as a voluntary leave of absence for the rest of the semester, effective immediately. “The agreement for the paid leave was reached in accordance with provisions in the collective bargaining agreement with the California Faculty Association, the union that represents all faculty,” the university said in a statement. “During his leave of absence, Maischak will no longer have a teaching role but will be conducting research off campus.” Maischak’s courses were canceled Monday and Tuesday, according to the university, but substitute faculty members have since been assigned to his five classes. Maischak did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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