Chai began undressing as she held back tears, first removing her shoes, then her pants and, lastly, her shirt. I am more than a woman. I am more than Letitia Chai. After Chai gathered herself, she came back into the classroom, stripped down to her underwear and gave her full thesis presentation. In a Facebook post, Chai said she would do the same for her actual thesis presentation and encouraged others to attend and do the same.
Student presents thesis in underwear to resist 'oppression'
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A Cornell University senior delivered her honors thesis in her underwear after her professor allegedly questioned her attire during a trial run earlier in the week. The student, Letitia Chai , was wearing a blue button down shirt and cut-off jean shorts when her professor challenged her fashion choice. According to its syllabus , the class is not bound by an official dress code. This means putting fashion in context — what one wears to a job interview and what one wears to a concert may be two different things. Chai eventually walked out of the room while two students followed to comfort her. Maggor reportedly left the theater and reached Chai later. She then asked her student what her mother would think of her clothing choice.
Cornell Student Delivers Thesis In Underwear After Professor Questions Her Outfit
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By Tamar Lapin. May 10, pm Updated May 10, pm. It came days after her professor, Rebekah Maggor, questioned whether the denim cutoff shorts Chai was wearing during a test run of the presentation were too short.