Dutch university says student cannot defend PhD dressed as pirate

“A researcher has taken a Dutch university to the country’s Institute for Human Rights for not allowing him to defend his PhD dressed as a pirate. Environmental engineer Michael Afanasyev says that he is a priest of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, an organisation that lampoons what it claims are special exemptions for religious people …” (more)

[David Matthews, Times Higher Education, 24 November]

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