New headwear required

One British university seems to have a problem with religious dress and street wear:

“Imperial College London has issued a ban on its staff and students wearing hijabs or hoodies in its buildings as part of an effort to improve campus security.”

The decision was taken in the name of security, you understand, and a desire to not allow students to obscure their faces.

It seems, however, that the university’s accountant may step in sooner rather than later:

“Students also pointed out that the move could be bad for sales of the university-branded hooded tops from union shops.”

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