Report: Housatonic Community College professor placed on leave after giving Nazi salute during meeting

November 10, 2018

BRIDGEPORT - A Housatonic Community College professor has reportedly been placed on leave after giving the Nazi salute during a meeting of state college and university officials.

According to a report from the Hartford Courant, Charles Meyrick, assistant professor of business and economics, “grew agitated, shouting during the discussion and eventually holding up his arm in a prolonged Nazi salute according to several faculty members who attended the meeting.”

The meeting was held to discuss aligning curriculum across the state’s community colleges, according to the report.

According to the Courant, “several faculty members said Meyrick’s agitation and anger are related to the controversy over the plans of Ojakian and the Board of Regents for Higher Education to eventually consolidate all 12 community colleges into a single statewide college.”

In July, the Board of Regents approved a plan to merge the state community colleges by 2023.

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