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Despite late start, Dillard Men wore suits on first day of class

NEW ORLEANS – Hurricane Isaac forced Dillard University to cancel classes for a week but that didn’t stop men from starting a new tradition of wearing suits on the first day of class.

About a week before Hurricane Isaac arrived in New Orleans last Tuesday night, Student Government Association’s Mister Dillard 2012-2013 Jerome Bailey challenged all Dillard men to wear suits on the first day of school. Recognizing the possibility that every man at Dillard wouldn’t own a suit, Bailey produced a video that acknowledged other outfit possibilities of men wearing a shirt and tie or polo, and khaki pants. Classes resumed last Tuesday after Labor Day.

“I’m trying to elevate the standard for the appearance and image of Dillard men. I don’t want to change the way they dress.” said Bailey.


Many of Dillard’s faculty and staff were aware and exited about this call to action of Dillard Men. The university President Dr. Walter Kimbrough publically supported the event through his twitter account.