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Controversy at UC San Diego over nudity in visual arts class
Controversy at UC San Diego over nudity in visual arts class

Over the last 11 years, professor Ricardo Dominguez has taught a course at UC San Diego titled Visual Arts 104A: Performing the Self. As part of an assignment, students are asked to make a nude “gesture” in front of the class in a darkened room. Such a gesture can be to disrobe, or to remain fully clothed and say something revealing about yourself that makes you feel vulnerable. Dominguez says he will be nude as well. The class, which is not required, is popular with students, as is Dominguez, a tenured associate professor. But a controversy has erupted after the mother of a UCSD student complained to a local television station that her daughter was required to be naked...

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