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Salisbury University President Pulls Her Facebook Profile Over Postings

The president of a U.S. university removed her Facebook profile after being questioned about apparently unprofessional captions posted next to photos on the Web page.

Janet Dudley-Eshbach, president of Salisbury University, had a photo on the social networking Web site showing her pointing a stick toward her daughter and a Hispanic man with a caption saying she had to “beat off Mexicans because they were constantly flirting with my daughter.”

A caption accompanying a photo of a tapir referred to the large size of the animal’s genitalia.

Dudley-Eshbach removed her profile hours after reporters asked her about the captions Monday. She did not immediately return a call seeking comment by The Associated Press on Wednesday.

The school released a statement attributed to her saying “Many of us are learning about the positives and negatives of public networking sites such as Facebook. I regret that some of these family vacation photos, with captions that were only intended to be humorous, were included on Facebook.”

Anne Moultrie, a spokeswoman for the University System of Maryland, said she did not know how system officials planned to respond.

“As far as I know it has not come up before,” she said.

Dudley-Eshbach has been Salisbury’s president since 2000.

— Associated Press

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