Saturday, September 1st, 2007 at 12:07 pm in College Apps & Angst.
Seems Illinois State University is mandating business attire in the classroom for its business students, reports our favorite youth culture blogger Anastasia Goodstein. Wear jeans or a sloppy tee and you’ll lose credit for the day. Well, at least they don’t have to wear the Hogwarts-style robes universities required for centuries. But Illinois student leaders are crying foul, and the commentary on web sites such as the Pantagraph has been explosive – and highly entertaining. In addition to the expected “you can’t wear pajamas and flip flops in corporate America” letters, one science major wryly noted:
“These pompous faculty members actually ‘inflict’ a dress code on us as well. We are not allowed to wear shorts, tank tops, or flip flops in the lab and we have to wear safety goggles. I can’t BELIEVE that these fascists want to take away my RIGHT to burn myself with sulfuric acid.”
Dress codes on college campuses – yea or nay?
– Jackie Burrell