Kholood Eid found out she was on ads for Webster University’s MBA program when a friend passed one in an airport, Chad Garrison writes.
This surprised Eid, a student at the University of Missouri’s graduate program in journalism. She did attend Webster for her undergrad work and remembers being photographed for a photo she thought “was to hang in the school’s communications building along with pictures of other honor students within the department,” Garrison writes. A Webster spokesperson tells Garrison that Eid signed a release giving the university free rein to use the photo as it sees fit.
Eid’s photo “was just a really nice image,” Webster spokesperson Susan Kerth tells Garrison.
Eid, whose parents hail from Palestine, has another theory: “They just wanted an ethnically ambiguous face.”
Webster is removing the ad, Kerth tells Garrison.