October 12, 2000 04:35am
College Nudie Directory Criticized
(BIRMINGHAM, AL) -- Samford University's student directory is called ``Faces,'' but the new issue has generated a buzz because of other body parts - the cover features a mosaic of hundreds of tiny images featuring nude women and sex acts.
The Baptist-affiliated school distributed thousands of the 100-page directory last week. Sharp-eyed students quickly informed school officials that the cover mosaic over an image of model Christy Turlington contained pornography.
The cover's artist, senior graphic design major David Carrigan, said he took the uncopyrighted mosaic from a Web site and blurred the images with a computer.
``I surely would not have used the image had I known the content of the small photographs,'' Carrigan wrote in an e-mail apology distributed to the student body. ``I am personally opposed to pornography and its effect on society.''
Richard Franklin, vice president and dean of students, said the school would discipline Carrigan, but does not plan to recall the book.
That surprised freshman Natalie Gavin: ``They won't let us have MTV, but we've got pornography on the directory.''