Oklahoma architecture dean apologizes for wearing thawb and keffiyeh

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The dean of the University of Oklahoma’s College of Architecture issued a public apology on Monday (Aug. 24) for wearing an Arabic robe and head covering, known as a thawb and a keffiyeh, to a back-to-school event. Photo courtesy of The Lost Ogle

The dean of the University of Oklahoma’s College of Architecture issued a public apology on Monday (Aug. 24) for wearing an Arabic robe and head covering, known as a thawb and a keffiyeh, to a back-to-school event. Photo courtesy of The Lost Ogle

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OKLAHOMA CITY (RNS) Dean Charles Graham bought the clothing when he was last in Dubai and decided to wear it as a gesture of multicultural respect.