Protecting Our Children Part 01: Drunken Pirate

If you are 25 or older and photographed having a drink at with other adults, you are not promoting underage drinking by that act. Perhaps someone should explain that to Millersville University.

School sued over MySpace photo response

MILLERSVILLE, Pa. -- A woman denied a teaching degree on the eve of graduation because of a MySpace photo has sued the university.

Millersville University instead granted Stacy Snyder a degree in English last year after learning of her Web-published picture, which bore the caption "Drunken Pirate."

Jane S. Bray, dean of the School of Education, accused Snyder of promoting underage drinking, the suit states.


The Photo in question from the Chronicle of Higher Education:

Also from the Chronicle:

Although Ms. Snyder was of legal drinking age when the photo was taken, Millersville administrators deemed the image “unprofessional,” and they refused to award her an education degree and the teaching certificate that came along with it. (Instead they issued her a degree in English.)

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