"Trump must hang" tweeting professor will not teach for the rest of the semester
According to a news release from Fresno State University President Joseph Castro, Dr. Lars Maischak will not lecture at the college for the remainder of the the semester.
The voluntary leave of absence comes after the lecturer's anti-President Donald Trump tweets were discovered. One of the tweets stated, in part: “Trump must hang. The sooner and the higher, the better."
The news release states:
Fresno State and History lecturer Dr. Lars Maischak have agreed upon a voluntary leave of absence for him for the remainder of the spring 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. During his leave of absence, Dr. Maischak will no longer have a teaching role, but will be conducting research off campus.
Substitute faculty have been assigned to his five History 11 classes (American History to 1877) for the remainder of the semester so that students’ academic success is ensured.
The University's review of this important matter continues. No further information can be shared at this time.