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No more sexiling at Tufts

by Brad A. Greenberg

October 1, 2009 | 5:59 pm

If you attended a secular university, or maybe even if you attend a religious one, you likely learned early on about one of the less enjoyable aspects of dorm life: being sexiled. (Third night at UCLA for me; stuck in the hallway in my towel and shower shoes.) Irritating as sexile might be, it’s not as uncomfortable as the alternative.

Anyway, now Tufts University is saying no to either:

The new policy “is really about consideration and respect for others and the need for students to be mindful of their roommates’ need for privacy, study and sleep,” university spokeswoman Kim Thurler told CNN.

She said while she did not have an exact number of complaints from students about their roommates’ behavior, “over the last few years, the Office of Residential Life and Learning received approximately a dozen expressions of concern about this issue.”

Callie Morton, a freshman at Tufts, told CNN affiliate WHDH-TV, “If someone is going to go and have sex while their roommate is in the room, I mean I think that’s kind of gross. I think it’s kind of funny that they would have to make a rule about it.”

Yep. And I think t’s kind of funny that they would CNN would see news value in this.

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