Professor Terminated Over Nazi Salute

January 25, 2019

Housatonic Community College in Connecticut fired a professor who gave administrators a Nazi salute and shouted at them in German to compare them to Nazis, it announced Thursday. Charles Meyrick, formerly an assistant professor of business and economics, committed “serious misconduct” during the incident at a faculty and administrative meeting about consolidation within the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities System in November, Housatonic president Paul Broadie said, according to the Associated Press. Meyrick’s behavior was part of a pattern of “increasingly alarming behavior” at meetings, the college said. Meyrick, who was previously suspended for his protest, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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