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To The Queens College Community: Reassignment of Mr. Eric Linsker

Eric Linsker, a part-time lecturer of English at Queens College, faces felony and misdemeanor charges stemming from an incident with police during a protest on the Brooklyn Bridge on Dec. 13, 2014.   These charges include assault in the second degree, riot in the first degree, criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree, resisting arrest, and unlawful possession of marijuana.  The College has reviewed the criminal complaint as well as publicly available videotapes.    
In November 2014, the College assigned Mr. Linsker, pursuant to the collective bargaining agreement, to teach one course for the winter session beginning Jan. 2, 2015.

Queens College determined that it was in the best interests of its students, after consultation with University administration and legal counsel, to relieve Mr. Linsker of teaching duties and to reassign him to academic support functions in the English department.  Other faculty has been assigned to teach in Mr. Linsker’s place.  Mr. Linsker's status as a part-time lecturer will be reevaluated following the disposition of the criminal charges against him.
Felix V. Matos Rodriguez
Queens College, The City University of New York


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