KSAT, 11/1/07 - A University of Texas at San Antonio student is in the planning stages of
forming a pornography club on the Loop 1604 campus, KSAT 12 News reported.
The student, Riley Jackson Starr, is posting fliers on campus in hopes of recruiting at least five students to Club X, which would watch and discuss sexually oriented materials.
"We'll look to see if it violates any our policies here at UTSA," said UTSA Vice-President David Gabler.
He added that Starr has yet to submit the proper paperwork, which would need to be reviewed by attorneys.
Starr would also be required to get a professor to be an official adviser, which hasn't happened yet.
"You know, this is our school and we want to project a good image to other people and other schools," a male student said. "And so, to have kids in Club X would kind of give us that bad impression."
"I don't think sexual activity should be brought to our school other than for informational purposes," a female student said.
Carnegie Mellon University Shows Porn Movies
PITTSBURGH, CBS Broadcasting, 12/1/05 - Despite the controversy surrounding XXX movies on the Carnegie Mellon campus, the group that put on the movies says it will show another porn movie next semester.
‘Pirates’ is the porn movie showed to more than a 1,000 Carnegie Mellon students in the student activity center.
The university activity's board president defends the funding that is given for student activity fees.
“This isn't something completely unusual,” said Andrew Moore. “Many universities do similar things.”
But some students were upset, including freshman Femi Akintolo.
“I don't feel that the campus should take on the responsibility of providing students with pornography,” Akintolo said. “I mean if they need to watch that, they need to do that on their own.”
In this case, they watched it in a very large group. More than 3,000 people showed up to try and get in to see the film with many being turned away.
There were three sold out shows. The student group says it picked this movie to entertain not to anger and has never before seen crowds like this.
There is a plan to show another porn movie in the campus student center next semester and as was the case with this movie, there will be some student activity fee monies used to put the movie on.
The student activities board is listening to student complaints.
In fact, they are holding a forum. They will listen to anyone who wants to speak at that time and they say if students don’t want it on campus they won’t have it.
University officials released a statement saying the activity is not consistent with our values as a university community. It is not prohibited and the university doesn’t support it financially.
Pornography at CMU
KDKA, 11/29/05 - Sunday night at the movies has taken a curious twist on the campus of Carnegie Mellon University.
More than 1,000 students at a time are showing up at a campus auditorium to see movies with ratings as high as XXX and it's all paid for with student money.
Posters are hung all over campus, inviting students to see a XXX movie, funded with student activity money.
Some students say they don't want their activity money spent on porn.
The movie "Pirates" was showing and it was hard core.
CMU freshman Jason Hawkins was among the students lined up to see the movie.
KDKA’s Marty Griffin was in line, but never got in. No one was admitted without a student ID.
Many events are held at the CMU student center, but none drew the crowd that "Pirates" drew. There were three sold out shows for the XXX rated movie.
After seeing it, some in the crowd had second thoughts about "Pirates" being shown on campus.
“Hard core. Like I don't even know if I can talk about what happened on it on camera,” Hawkins said.
Many of the students who weren't in this crowd argue that they should not have to pay for the showing of the porn, that this is not the first time the university center has shown porn and that it needs to stop now.
Carnegie Mellon University told Griffin that it has no control over how student activity fees are spent. It collects the money and redistributes it to student organizations.
The university did say in a statement that while this activity is not consistent with our values as a university community, it is not prohibited by university policy. The university did not condone or financially support this activity.
CMU does admit that every student who enters the school must pay an activity fee as a requirement to attend the university.
Femi Akintola, who's a member of a group of female students on the CMU campus, takes very little comfort in knowing her money goes to pornography. She's outraged that any XXX rated movies would be show on campus.
“I don't feel that the campus should take on the responsibility of providing students with pornography,” said Akintola. “I mean if they need to watch that, they need to do that on their own.”
“If the student activity fee is used and the majority of students enjoy the event, I have a hard time making the argument against why their fee shouldn't go towards that event,” said Matt Jones, a CMU student.
The university is taking a serious look at whether it can allow any student organization to show XXX-rated movies on university property using student activity fee money.
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