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Community College to Drop Requirements that Irked County Board

August 24, 1989

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) _ Visits to gay bars and interviews with prostitutes have been dropped from a community college’s sexuality course after the county Board of Supervisors balked at approving the school’s budget.

Officials at Nassau Community College agreed Wednesday to drop the material, said Ed Ward, executive assistant to Hempstead’s presiding town supervisor.

Ward also said the class will no longer have such homework assignments as taking a bubble bath and masturbating and that it will not see 80 slides of male and female genitalia, although an explicit film on sexual intercourse will be allowed.

Bob Allen, a college spokesman, said the faculty already had initiated the changes and that the slides hadn’t been used in more than a year. He called the controversy a ″communications failure.″

The board was expected to pass the budget in a special meeting today, after a refusal Monday threatened to delay the beginning of the fall semester September 5.

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