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Professor relieved of teaching duties for alleged misconduct

NMSU business professor David Clements has been relieved of his teaching duties, according to a message Clements posted to his Telegram channel over the weekend.

Clements made headlines earlier this year when he publicly slammed university administrators and faculty for operating “under a spell of Marxism.”

More recently, Clements has been a vocal critic of university mask-wearing and COVID vaccine policies, and was ultimately relieved of his teaching duties and barred from his office last week for refusing to wear a mask indoors. Clements also refused to enforce NMSU mask-wearing policies in his classroom.

Clements indicated in a different Telegram post that Jim Hoffman, the dean of the business college, was relieved of his administrative responsibilities Friday for siding with Clements.

It is unclear whether Clements is still officially employed by the university.

NMSU business professor David Clements was relieved of his teaching duties last week for refusing to comply with university COVID safety protocols. (Photo courtesy of NMSU)

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