PRO­FES­SOR ON LEAVE FOR GIV­ING NAZI SALUTE

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Bridge­port — Of­fi­cials say a com­mu­nity col­lege pro­fes­sor in Con­necti­cut has been placed on leave af­ter fac­ulty mem­bers re­ported that he gave a Nazi salute dur­ing a meet­ing. A spokesman for the Con­necti­cut State Col­leges and Uni­ver­si­ties sys­tem tells The Hart­ford Courant that Hous­ta­tonic Com­mu­nity Col­lege Pro­fes­sor Charles Meyrick has been placed on paid leave, pend­ing the out­come of an in­ves­ti­ga­tion. Fac­ulty mem­bers say dur­ing a re­cent meet­ing led by a CSCU ad­min­is­tra­tor, Meyrick be­came ag­i­tated over ef­forts to even­tu­ally con­sol­i­date all 12 com­mu­nity col­leges into a sin­gle statewide col­lege. They say Meyrick held his arm in a pro­longed Nazi salute and stopped af­ter cam­pus po­lice were called. Meyrick de­clined to com­ment when reached at home Satur­day.

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