WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ The University of Kansas is disputing a journalism professor's contention that he began a planned sabbatical early amid fallout from his tweet about the Navy Yard shootings.
Timothy Caboni, the university's vice chancellor for public affairs, said in a statement Monday that David W. Guth is on indefinite administrative leave with pay. He says Guth is not on sabbatical this semester.
Guth told The Associated Press in an email Saturday that he agreed to step away from the classroom and, in essence, begin a planned sabbatical early to allow time for cooler heads to prevail.
In February, Guth was awarded a sabbatical to start in spring 2014 to research how rural community journalists survive in the 21st century.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.