What problem does “Dr. Well Behavior for Everyone” have with bare shoulders and midriffs? While I agree with the general premise that it is better to impress with your mind than your clothes (or what is revealed by them), how does he/she presume to tell students (or for that matter, faculty members) what to wear?
In class once, a student asked me how I would react if she turned up to class wearing a bikini (we were actually discussing Cicero, but got a little off-topic), I said that I would probably ask her to wait until summer (it was about minus five degrees outside). University is one of the few times people get to wear what they like day-in-day-out. If students want to bare their midriffs, dye their hair purple and green or dress like they’ve just stepped of a catwalk, that’s fine by me. Whatever you wear, you get the same grade.
Robin Turner (BUSEL/FAE)