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Del Mar College professor being looked into after questionable Facebook post

Posted at 1:58 PM, Oct 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-22 21:26:27-04

Del Mar College officials said they were looking into a Del Mar College professor who was offering extra credit to his students.

A viewer sent KRIS 6 News a screen shot of what appears to be a Facebook post from Del Mar political science professor Adrian Clark.

It states: “I am offering extra credit for my students for voting beginning tomorrow! We must show up for Beto to paint Texas blue!”

Claudia Jackson, Del Mar’s executive director of strategic communication and government relations, released a statement on the situation this afternoon. “The College is aware of a post made by an employee on a non-College, social media site offering extra class credit for voting in the upcoming election. The message was not posted on behalf of the College. The College has clarified that no extra credit should be offered or granted for voting in any election.”

“The College takes seriously institutional policy and State law regarding requirements to remain neutral in all partisan political activities, issues, speeches and campaigns. The College and its employees will abide by all state, local, and federal laws regarding public speech, campaigning, and other political activities. Additionally, the College does not comment on internal personnel matters”

Clark received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Sussex and his master’s and PhD from Rice University.

This story has been updated from the original.