College President Criticized/Defended for Dorm Photo

December 18, 2014

Marcia Welsh, president of East Stroudsburg University, is being both criticized and defended for posing -- while delivering holiday cookies to students in dormitories -- with a group of shirtless male students whose group raises money through dancing in the style of the film "Magic Mike," PennLive.com reported. Welsh posed for a photo and posted it to Twitter. Critics say that Welsh is making light of legitimate concerns about sexual harassment on campuses, and that a male president would not pose with a similarly clad group of female students. Defenders say that critics are just trying to attack the president because of administration-faculty disputes.


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