Phi Beta Cons

Re: Themed Housing

Obviously all themed housing models can’t resemble the glorious Cornell 1969 model  (although I would love to hear that the Carleton Science Fiction house was obtained by means of a university takeover).  I don’t reject the concept of themed housing outright, but universities should take care to avoid certain types of segregation. The model of race is an obviously flawed one. Themed arrangements according to politics or religion also seem unwise. Otherwise, I’ve no objection to broadly-based themed housing of the sort of which John speaks. I simply wish that Universities, which lavish such exquisite care on destroying boundaries in some areas, would take greater care to avoid erecting them via these interest hamlets.


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