Media Clips 4.13.2017

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Media Clips 4.13.2017

Postby ucommstudent » Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:31 pm


These media clips are provided by the Office of University Communications at California State University, Fresno. They are intended for the internal use of California State University, Fresno and should not be redistributed. If you want to print a story, do so now before the link expires. Questions and submissions may be sent to

Thanks, New York Times. But we knew Fresno was pretty great.
(Fresno Bee © 04/13/2017)
New York Times columnist Mike McPhate heaped praise on Fresno Wednesday morning for its affordability and location. You can live here comfortably on a $44,500 salary, which is on par with Detroit and Albuquerque, and way less than what you need in other cities in California. We also got a small shout-out for our arts scene, “easygoing vibe,” and Fresno State. ... rylink=cpy

When words become weapons
(New Times Weekly © 04/13/2017)
In February, a [Fresno State] history professor openly called for the assassination of Trump and the killing of Trump supporters and Republicans in general. Words can have consequences, as the recent Bosnian civil war attests. I served as a peacekeeper there in 1997, investigated war crimes and atrocities on a scale unimaginable to most Americans. What many don't know is the war was instigated by the intelligentsia, college professors who inflamed public opinion, stirring ancient hatreds with bloodstained results. ... e-weapons/

California Today: Reasons to Love Fresno
(New York Times © 04/13/2017)
Fresnans talk about their city’s lively arts scene, fine state university and easygoing vibe. The city is situated in the middle of the state, allowing residents to get into the Sierra Nevada in under two hours and to the Pacific in under three. And then there is affordability. ... Email&_r=0

Conference Helps AAPI Attendees Work Through Frustrations
(Diverse Education © 04/11/2017)
“This is where networking can reveal what groups and charitable organizations are sympathetic to this population of students,” said Banh, an assistant professor in anthropology and Asian-American studies at [Fresno State]. Banh asked workshop attendees for ideas of what to tell undocumented students who express fear of deportation. Many agreed that referrals to campus resource centers dedicated to this population of students can prove useful. If a student hasn’t applied for DACA status and remains eligible for it, the program is still legally available—although Trump has already stated a desire to cancel it.

AG leaders gather at Fresno State for symposium on the future of water in the Valley
(KFSN ABC 30 Fresno © 04/13/2017)
On Wednesday, dozens of Ag industry leaders gathered at Fresno State to talk about the future of water in our Valley. This discussion comes less than 24 hours after federal officials with the Bureau of Reclamation announced Central Valley farmers will get 100-percent of the imported water they need to irrigate their crops. This announcement comes for the first time in more than a decade. Fresno Irrigation District's General Manager, Gary Serrato, said, "Growers are now going to be able to plan what they're cropping patterns are going to be, what are they going to grow, are they going to have enough water." ... y/1866299/

Singer Pepe Aguilar to perform in Valley
(Visalia Times-Delta © 04/12/2017)
Pepe Aguilar has released an astounding 26 albums in his 26-year career. The four-time Grammy Award-winning Mexican-regional and pop singer released his latest, "No Lo Había Dicho," in 2016. Aguilar comes April 23 to the Save Mart Center on the campus of Fresno State. Nuevo Mariachi comes to 210 The son of famed Mexican singer Antonio Aguilar and Mexican actress Flor Silvestre. ... 100386706/

Valley economic index reaches another record high
(Hanford Sentinel © 04/13/2017)
However as in past months, durable, or heavy manufacturing, continues to lag behind non-durable manufacturing, including food processing.” The index, produced by California State University, Fresno's Craig School of Business, is a leading economic indicator from a survey of individuals making company purchasing decisions in the counties of Fresno, Madera, Kings and Tulare. ... 67182.html

Secret Service Probes Prof for ‘Trump Must Hang’ Tweet After Breitbart Report
( © 04/13/2017)
The tweet included a link to an image comparing Trump to “Lenin, Stalin, Hitler” and other dictators. Later that day, the Fresno Bee reported on the growing controversy, noting that Breitbart News had singled out the tweet. Mistake defended his comment and attacked Breitbart, telling the Bee: “The function of articles like the one produced by Breitbart and affiliates is to whip up a digital lynch. ... ang-tweet/

Prof reported to FBI for tweeting that Trump 'must hang'
(Campus Reform © 04/13/2017)
A California State University at Fresno professor who recently suggested that Donald Trump should be sentenced to death has been reported to federal investigators. As initially reported, Dr. Lars Maischak came under fire for stating that “Justice = The execution of two Republicans for each deported immigrant” in a February tweet, after which he continued to make inflammatory statements.

Fresno State says FBI, Secret Service probing professor's tweets about President Trump
(Fresno Bee © 04/13/2017)
Fresno State President Joseph Castro said Wednesday that he and his staff will continue to cooperate with federal investigators in their probe of a German-born history professor who ignited a firestorm when he said on Twitter that President Donald Trump must hang to save democracy. In a conference call with reporters, Castro said has been in frequent contact with the FBI, Secret Service and Homeland Security since last Saturday when professor Lars Maischak made national headlines after a report surfaced that he had tweeted to save American democracy, Trump must hang. ... 93174.html

Twitter, Faculty Hangman
(Inside Higher Education © 04/13/2017)
In yet another cautionary social media tale, California State University, Fresno-- and federal officials -- are investigating a non-tenure-track lecturer in history for inflammatory tweets hes made about politics. Many in academe wouldn't bat an eye at Maischak's comments, since professors tend to skew to the political left, and a large number have expressed particular concern about the rhetoric and actions of the Trump administration. ... r-who-said

Fresno State professor apologizes after calling for the execution of President Donald Trump
(KFSN ABC 30 Fresno © 04/13/2017)
Lars Maischak, a history professor at Fresno State, has issued an apology after sending a tweet that appeared to call for and condone the execution of President Donald Trump. On late Wednesday morning, the account he had been tweeting from had been deleted. It was unclear who, or why, the account was removed. Maischak sent the following email to Action News reporter Cory James late Wednesday morning. ... p/1865213/

Who’s Unsafe on Campus?
(National Review © 04/13/2017)
Take vengeful Fresno State professor Lars Maischak. He’s been on the loose on social media, tweeting earlier this year that “Trump must hang.” Just to be clear, he added: “The sooner and the higher, the better.” In retaliation against the administration’s crackdown on illegal immigration, Maischak proclaimed, “two Republicans” should be “executed” for “each deported immigrant.” ... mac-donald

When employer power reaches into our private lives
(Fresno Bee © 04/12/2017)
The recent online uproar over Lars Maischak’s inflammatory tweets about President Trump and his administration crystallized around two views: demands that he be fired for his online behavior Lars Maischak Lars Maischak 1 of 2 Lars Maischak ? statements that his behavior was protected speech and, therefore, not an offense for which he can be dismissed. I would like to interject. ... 53629.html

Fresno State professor deletes Twitter account after investigation into anti-Trump tweets
(KMPH Fox 26 Fresno © 04/12/2017)
Fresno State history professor Dr. Lars Maischak insists some of his statements have been taken out of context. Dr. Lars Maischak's Tweets are mostly from February, but they were picked up over the weekend by websites including Breitbart and The Daily Caller. One of them read, in part: “Trump must hang. The sooner and the higher, the better." Another: “Justice equals the execution of two republicans for each deported immigrant.” ... ump-tweets

Fresno State lecturer issues apology for tweets
(Your Central Valley © 04/12/2017)
Fresno, Calif. - Two tweets launching thousands of conversations, sent out by Fresno State lecturer Lars Maischak, aimed, at United States President Donald Trump. Maischak now apologizing for the words and deleting his account, saying in an email to us, "With 28 followers on Twitter at the time, I never expected them to be read by anyone but a close circle of acquaintances who would know,". ... /691237279
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