“I live in Michigan and nude swimming did occur in the ‘70s in junior high school in my city for the boys only,” another writer said. “Boys were in separate classes and the girls wore swimsuits. Those guys are members of our Morning Sun Editorial Board. In an e-mail to the Detroit News, Guthrie, whose biography on the university’s Web site says he has been a faculty member for 13 years, declined an interview and wrote: “It is not a great climate for being edgy in the area of sexuality.” An e-mail seeking comment from Guthrie, an associate professor in the Department of Art and Art History, was sent Wednesday by the Associated Press.The school has determined that there’s a protocol in place so students do not feel pressured to participate, Heather Swain, interim vice president for university relations, said in a statement.In situations where the art relates to an academic activity, MSU’s main concern is to maintain the integrity of the teaching and learning environment,” the statement said.Laura Merrihew, whose daughter attends Michigan State, has been lobbying university officials to stop Guthrie’s photos after a relative showed her a column written by a student challenging Guthrie’s work.
Guthrie poses with male and female students, faculty and colleagues, and often is touching them.
Pleasant and found the public schools did not own a swimming pool. “I never thought about the towel guy,” I said, “but I hated swimming nude.” What? In fact, she was in such disbelief that she caused me to question myself. I chose these words: Lansing-schools-nude-swimming. There’s quite a bit of chatter on various websites confirming my recollection.
As a kid, I thought I’d moved to the boonies when Mason Junior High School was pool-less; only the high school had one. “And they were hot, right out of the dryer or something.” Guess I was kind of naïve 12-year-old. “Swimming was mandatory in junior high between 1970-1973 (and) we swam nude,” one former Lansing resident said on a website discussion.
Some Michigan prosecutors are prosecuting teenagers in Michigan for sexting under the child pornography laws.
These laws were originally created before smart phones and other instant messaging technology was readily available to teenagers.