“Immediately after, 28 of the 44 people there slowly started to remove their clothes”
A Cornell University student delivered her Thesis dressed in underwear.
She made the decision to do this after her professor questioned her choice of clothing. The presentation was for a performing and media arts course. That’s one way to grab people’s attention!
The Cornell Daily Sun reports:
Student Presents Thesis In Underwear After Professor Questions Choice of Clothing
“Strip, everybody!” said Letitia Chai ’18, as she stepped up to give her college scholar senior thesis presentation in a conference room in the Physical Sciences Building. Immediately after, 28 of the 44 people there slowly started to remove their clothes.
Chai led the demonstration Saturday morning after a clash with a professor earlier in the week, where the professor allegedly questioned her choice of clothing for a trial run of her thesis presentation on rehabilitation for displaced people and refugees.
“The first thing that the professor said to me was ‘is that really what you would wear?’” Chai explained as she detailed what happened when she tried to begin her presentation in her Wednesday section of PMA 3815 Acting in Public: Performance in Everyday Life.
Chai, who had dressed in a blue button down and cutoff jean shorts, said she was stunned.
“I think that I was so taken aback that I didn’t really know how to respond,” she said in an interview with The Sun.
Chai said that the course instructor, Prof. Rebekah Maggor, performing and media arts, went on to say that her shorts were “too short” and that as a speaker she was making a “statement” with the clothes she was wearing.
The class does not have a formalized dress code, but asks students to “dress appropriately for the persona [they] will present,” according to the course syllabus obtained by The Sun.
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