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Ohio University campus moves art display after objections

Student photographs depicting suicide, nude bodies and a burning Ku Klux Klan robe were moved from a public hallway at an Ohio University regional campus after people complained. Dan Evans, dean of the Ironton campus, says the photos were moved to a conference room to protect them from vandalism and to ensure people have a choice in viewing them. Evans says today officials plan to make dedicated gallery space for the growing art department by next year. A photography professor had assigned students to do portraits of others or themselves or use the word "controversial." Hundreds of pictures were hung in the hallway of a campus building also used by high school classes and the public. Someone taped an unsigned letter on the wall objecting to the content. Others called the dean's office

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