By Jackie Burrell
Monday, June 2nd, 2008 at 6:33 pm in College Apps & Angst.
It wasn’t that long ago that house mothers vetted male visitors in the “beau room” of sororities and all-female residence halls. Then came coed dorms, coed floors and even coed restrooms, where horrified parents who stopped to powder their noses on dormitory move-in day discovered urinals next to the tampon dispensers. How much further, they wondered, could this go? Welcome to the 21st century, where the newest trend in college living is coed dorms — not by floor, by room.
We delve into this new college housing trend – and a trend it is, with six Ivy League colleges, two UCs, and Stanford all signing on to the housing option — in this morning’s Times. On the one hand, it seems like the natural outgrowth of a culture where male and female roommates in off-campus housing don’t even merit a raised eyebrow. On the other? Hmmm. Click “comments” and share your thoughts.