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Wednesday, April 18 • 12:00pm - 1:15pm
The Muslim Student-Anchor: Is Traditional Religious Dress Appropriate?

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College and university campuses are dedicated to diversity, but what are the faculty responsibilities when a student who wears traditional religious clothing such as a Muslim hijab or a Jewish yarmulke aces an audition for a student TV newscast? What if the station airing the newscast refuses to accept the student? Should there be a frank discussion with the student regarding realistic job prospects? What are the EEOC liabilities? As a more diverse student base enters communication programs, these delicate issues are bound to arise. Moderator: Peter Casella, University of North Florida
Panelists: Mark Lodato, Arizona State University
Ron Comings, KLAS-TV
Dalia Ashmawi, American University of Cairo
David Deeley, University of North Florida

Wednesday April 18, 2012 12:00pm - 1:15pm PDT
Conference Room 5

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