University of Idaho ditches mixed-gender housing

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by Associated Press

KTVB.COM

Posted on August 15, 2009 at 4:32 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 13 at 4:47 PM

BOISE -- The University of Idaho is ditching a plan to allow students of the opposite sex to live together in campus suites when the fall semester begins in August.

In a statement Thursday, interim university president Steven Daley-Laursen says he is not comfortable with the proposal because although the suites have private bedrooms, they include shared bathrooms.

The Moscow school announced last week it would give students at the Living Learning Communities housing complex the option of being housed with the opposite sex in campus suites, which include separate bedrooms and communal living areas.

The university allows male and female students to live in the same dormitory halls, but they can only live together in campus apartments if they are married.

Daley-Laursen has ordered campus officials to discontinue plans to allow male and female to share suites.

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