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Alabama
Alabama
Professor Disciplined for Extra Points Request
(2007-05-09)
(APR - Alabama Public Radio ) - A university official said disciplinary action has been taken against an Alabama A-and-M University professor who offered to raise students' grades for donations to a fund for victims of the recent Virginia Tech shootings.

Alabama A-and-M Provost Beverly Edmond said in a statement that an investigation concluded the unidentified professor "used very poor judgment."

Edmond said the investigation found that the professor made the offer to students who made three-dollar contributions.

About nine students donated a total of 32-dollars, which was returned to the students.

Edmond said the professor's final grades were reviewed to ensure they were based solely on the students' classroom performance.

She said the investigation determined that it was an unfortunate but isolated incident.

The university said the investigation did not prevent any of the students from taking part in commencement exercises.

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