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CIC declares slippers official academic footwear of college

In an effort to keep pace with current trends in student behavior, the College of Information and Communications has declared slippers the official academic footwear for the college.

“Many of our students work on projects until three or four in the morning. So, when they come to class at noon, that’s really the beginning of their day. We just want them to start the day off on the right footwear,” says visual communications instructor Jason Porter.

It’s a pilot program at the moment, but I’m hopeful that after bringing the results to committee that we’ll be able to introduce snuggies soon.
-- Jason Porter

Slippers have proven to be superior footwear for students across majors. It’s great resistance training for those chasing stories in journalism, but they are also an excellent source of comfort for information science students who are finding their footing in the world of cybersecurity.

It’s at the sole discretion of each student as to whether or not to wear slippers to class, but they do provide a convenient excuse for those who trip on a brick rushing around the Horseshoe.

“We like to think of the CIC as a home away from home for our students. It’s only natural that we would embrace slippers as the footwear of choice for our academic programs,” says Dean Tom Reichert. "It's a great way to help them put their best foot forward, comfortably, each and every day.

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