JTA — In December, Arkansas Tech University announced that a new scholarship was being named after a longtime professor who had bequeathed nearly $200,000 from his estate for its creation. Michael Link, an associate professor of history, had been working at the public university for 51 years at the time of his passing in 2016. He asked for the scholarship to be named after him and his mother. Shortly after the announcement, Sarah Stein, an assistant English professor at the university, which has a student body of almost 10,000 on its main campus in the city of Russellville, said a fellow staff member told her that Link had been engaging in Holocaust denial. As she started looking into the matter, Stein found a 2005 letter from one of Link’s colleagues to the university president at the time. The colleague wrote that a student had brought to his attention that Link had given students the option of choosing from a reading list of books about the Holocaust. At least two of the books contained outright Holocaust denial. One of them was published by Noontide Press, which produces anti-Semitic pseudohistorical works such as the “Protocols of the Elders of Zion,” a fabricated text describing a purported Jewish plan to take over the world. Link allegedly presented the books as valid historical texts.