WHAT’S UP WITH THAT?
Catholic University plans to phase out coed dorms as a means to reduce the level of binge drinking and casual sexual “hookups” on campus.
“I don’t really care if that’s the way they want to deal with those problems. In a year or two, [the students] can live off campus.”
— Pete Papas, Northwest, self-employed
“I’m completely for it. I teach high school freshmen and when I look at where those kids’ maturity level is, I’m fearful of putting them together at 18, 19 or 20.”
— Marc Williams, Bowie, high school teacher
“By the time you’re a college freshmen, you’re a legal adult. You should know how to take care of yourself. The social aspect is important for any student.”
— Molly Jepsen, Northwest, high school teacher
“I think it’s a great idea. Today’s youths are already under peer pressure without that accessibility or availability in such close quarters.”
— Kim Toland, District Heights, manager