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As Administrators Look The Other Way NorthwÂ«Â» Arkanws TIMES, WÂ«d., May 1, 1974 PAYETTCVIL1.I, AUKANtAS 11 Hundreds Of College Couples Live Together On Campus BOSTON (AP -- Almost every night a student named Jeff stuffs a toothbriisli in his shirt pocket and walks across the courtyard of his Harvard dormitory to spend the night with his Radoliffe girlfriend. At Beloit College in Wisconsin. 19-year-old Charlie and his girlfriend, Sue, have pushed their single beds together. They've lived in her dorm room for almost a year. A 22-year-old athlete and his sophomore girlfriend at the University of Louisville in Kentucky have lived in her dorm , room since last summer. They rely on their friends not to snitch on them and on a resident adviser who agrees to look the other way. The college couples arc smong hundreds of students from Boston to Berkeley -- 'anc a lot more conservative places in between -- who are living to gether on campus. Most of them insist it's no big deal and that seems to sum up the general altitude. The couples, however, requested anonymity, citing possible sane . [ions or embarrassment for par ents. Interviews with scores of stn dents and administrators a ' more than a dozen colleges am niyersities across the country ndicale that although living to- ether is rarely discussed in ic college catalogue, it's be- omc a popular way of life for ome on campus. It isn't as widespread as the going steady" craze of the 950s and early '60s. but almost all students interviewed could lame at least two or three Â·ouples living together campus. They saw nothing vrong with it. The trend raised many eye brows among parents, alumni and school officials when it appeared in the mid-60s and there vas public outcry aboul campuses becoming dens o! dope and sex. But mosl of thai las disappeared. "Most couples living together the Harvard dorm have very serious relationship," saic a graduate student assigned as resident adviser to one dormito ry. or"house" as it's called Harvard. "It's a very accept able thing." "It's ordinary," said a Har vard housing official. "I don' know how the university coul intrude. You couldn't possibl do a Ihing ike bed checks." When today's seniors wer freshmen, living together -regularly spending the night o ampus wilh someone of the pposile sex -- was taboo at lost schools, including Harard. If caught, they could aver been expelled. These ays, it's nol so risky. m Seniors Set 'The Yellow Jacket' The senior class play, "The fellow Jacket" will bu pcr- ormed this week in the Student lenter at the Fayetteville High School. T h r e e performances a r e banned, and curtain time is 8 xm. on T h u r s d a y , Friday and Saturday. The play, a musical comedy, is acted anu staged in the (radi- Lional Chinese manner. All costumes and props have been made by the students Following authentic designs. Special furniture has been professionally constructed. The set None of the couples living together on campus had been assigned to the same room by the college. In fact, most use both rooms for the sake of appearance, mail, more storage space -- and privacy when they want it. "He only sleeps here when my roommate is away," said a chubby freshman at Indiana University. "But we eat together, study together and think about getting married some time, but not right away." Her boyfriend reached over is modeled after that of the old Jackson Street Theater in San Francisco. A cast of 32 is featured the production directed by Mrs. Patricia Collier, with music supervised by Richard Niven. Receives Gift WASHINGTON CAP) -- Pat Nixon has been given a figurine of a girl skipping rope. The first lady recieveri the gift Monday at a luncheon giv en by the Ladies of the Senate The annual luncheon for the First Lady is the. only socia event of the year for the group a Red Cross chapter. nd took her hand. "As far as icrsonal relations are con- crned," he said, "you can earn a lot about each other his way. You can cope with irohlc-ms better and understand each other better. It was a long ime after we began spending most of our lime together that ve thought about sex. four or ive months. Our relalionship sn't just to sleep together." College administrators, with an eye on possible public rcla- ,ions problems with the state, c o m m u n i t y , parents a n d alumni, said schools try to offer students a choice of living arrangements, ranging from one- sex corridors where someone ol the opposite sex dare not tread, to dormitories allowing com plete freedom. "For a whole set of reasons you're dealing with a very di verse group of students ir terms of levels of maturity past experience, personal needs and hometown environment.' said Thomas C, Schreck. dean of students at Indiana when tudcnts can choose dorms with loscd. limited or open vis- tation policies. "If you try to orce them all into a set mold, Â·ou're not addressing yourself o the differences people pos- .ess." A study of 4B2 member institutions of the Association of College and University Housing Officers shows that 70 per cent i f . the nation's colleges offer some type of co-ed housing to Slaughter Checked PORT EDWARDS, Wis. CAP) -- The Department of Natural Resources and police were continuing an investigation into the shotgun slaughter of 30 great blue herons. The herons, protected by state and federal law. were shot Saturday as they nesleci a rookery on the Wisconsin River, said the- department's game warden, Ronald Kuhisiak. "The rookery looked like a slaughter house," he said. Indents. Only 15 per cent of he schools offer men and worn- n rooms on the same floor or i! the same suite. The study vas produced by David A. Do 7ostcr, an assistant dean of students in charge of residence ife at Indiana. He said there is no evidence t h a t co-ed housing visitation has increased sex- lal activity among students. "Literature shows that atti- .udes have changed dramatical- y in a liberal direction." said ibeCoster. who is recognized by :nany college and university officials as an expert on campus housing. "They arc more ae- cepling of peer behavior. But there is no documentation that there are differences in their own behavior. And there is false interpretation (hat liberal attitudes mean liberal behav- or." Don, a 22-year-old senior at Tufts College in Mcdford. MTSS.. agreed. "This idea that everyone has lost his virginity at the age of 20 isn't true," he said. 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