Shower Stalls Are For Showering

Shower Stalls Are For ShoweringBeing the master of an undergraduate college at Yale is normally a cushy appointment. You get to host master’s teas with Philip Seymour Hoffman and other celebs/talented people; liberally fund nude pictorial calendars; and generally be the “cool professor” who has lots of personal interaction with students.

Sometimes, though, you have to be the law. A Yale tipster shares this bulletin from Prof. Jon Holloway, master of Calhoun College:

From: Jonathan Holloway
To: All Calhoun Students
Sent: Tuesday, January 30, 2007 9:10 AM
Subject: Showers Stalls are for Showering

OK, well THIS is the most awkward college-wide e-mail I’ve ever had to send….

The college showers are to be used by individuals for hygenic purposes only. They are not to be used by couples engaged in intimate activity–especially that kind of activity that leaves the showers in a decidedly less hygenic state.

Several times since the start of the spring term some Hounies have come across a couple having the time of their lives in a shower stall. Last night the shower flooded and the bathroom could not be used for over 90 minutes. To the as yet unidentified couple, this may be pleasureable and exciting for you but it is a violation of community standards. Please stop.

I really don’t want to explore this matter any further as I respect your individual privacy. But such continued brazen public displays of affection will only invite public embarrassment. I beg of you, let’s not go there.

JH

This is obvs our favorite reader tip in a long, long time. The fact that a man with a Ph.D. has to police students doing the excitement in the hall shower — wait, scratch that, is threatening indiscreet students with public embarrassment … we’re betting this didn’t come up when Yale offered Holloway the job.

83 Responses to “Shower Stalls Are For Showering”

  1. IvyGate Says:

    It’s definitely Holloway. I emailed with him. Fun guy.

  2. IvyGate Says:

    It’s definitely Holloway. I emailed with him. Fun guy.

  3. kt09 Says:

    The parts of this that no one’s mentioned: First, showers in Calhoun and pretty much any other college are disgusting. Second, how the hell do you flood a shower while having sex? Were they lying on the floor? Third, Holloway is the father of two young children who live in the college in the Master’s House. Best environment ever to grow up in

  4. kt09 Says:

    The parts of this that no one’s mentioned: First, showers in Calhoun and pretty much any other college are disgusting. Second, how the hell do you flood a shower while having sex? Were they lying on the floor? Third, Holloway is the father of two young children who live in the college in the Master’s House. Best environment ever to grow up in

  5. penn alum Says:

    hey that’s a great question: how DID they clog the shower? did they leave a condom in the drain or something?

  6. penn alum Says:

    hey that’s a great question: how DID they clog the shower? did they leave a condom in the drain or something?

  7. y07 Says:

    Apparently, the Associated Press deemed the story important enough to put its on its newsreels:

    http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/us/AP-Yale-Shower-Sex.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

    This is kind of sad. In addition, the story also reportedly appeared on the front page of New Haven register. One would think that the press would have better things to write about. Oh my god, college students are having sex! In the showers! I guess we are all destined to burn in hell.

  8. y07 Says:

    Apparently, the Associated Press deemed the story important enough to put its on its newsreels:

    http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/us/AP-Yale-Shower-Sex.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

    This is kind of sad. In addition, the story also reportedly appeared on the front page of New Haven register. One would think that the press would have better things to write about. Oh my god, college students are having sex! In the showers! I guess we are all destined to burn in hell.

  9. jacob Says:

    y07: If you’ve been going to Yale for four years, surely you know by now that journalists will jump on any story about elite colleges and sex. You’re too young to remember the hoopla about Natalie Krinsky or Porn n Chicken, but surely there have been similar stories in the past four years?

  10. jacob Says:

    y07: If you’ve been going to Yale for four years, surely you know by now that journalists will jump on any story about elite colleges and sex. You’re too young to remember the hoopla about Natalie Krinsky or Porn n Chicken, but surely there have been similar stories in the past four years?

  11. DJ Says:

    Sorry for the cross-post, but I wanted ppl to know that middle-aged fuddy-duddies aren’t always…

    My comments on Mr. Gelernter’s blog are equally apt here:

    The continued descent into moral degradation is a bit over the top–this sort of thing has been going on since at least, oh, 1969 (and, I have NO doubt, prior).

    And I can *personally* guarantee that it occurred in the mid 80s. Yes, in the showers, on the rooftops, and, yes, in the middle of a midnight courtyard. Let’s see, where else–the language lab, the stacks, the print shop, the annex, the dining hall (sorry, diners), the college (unnamed, but NOT TD) library, the elevator, the women’s room outside the dining hall, East Rock, West Rock, and I’m sure a few other places that I have forgotten…

    Ah, college.

    Oh, by the way, I *am* a conservative, solidly married for many years now (with children!) to my cohort in many of these premarital “crimes.” While we no longer cavort about the rooftops, we still make time (as we can) for moral degradation.

    Thanks for the laugh, Dan!

  12. DJ Says:

    Sorry for the cross-post, but I wanted ppl to know that middle-aged fuddy-duddies aren’t always…

    My comments on Mr. Gelernter’s blog are equally apt here:

    The continued descent into moral degradation is a bit over the top–this sort of thing has been going on since at least, oh, 1969 (and, I have NO doubt, prior).

    And I can *personally* guarantee that it occurred in the mid 80s. Yes, in the showers, on the rooftops, and, yes, in the middle of a midnight courtyard. Let’s see, where else–the language lab, the stacks, the print shop, the annex, the dining hall (sorry, diners), the college (unnamed, but NOT TD) library, the elevator, the women’s room outside the dining hall, East Rock, West Rock, and I’m sure a few other places that I have forgotten…

    Ah, college.

    Oh, by the way, I *am* a conservative, solidly married for many years now (with children!) to my cohort in many of these premarital “crimes.” While we no longer cavort about the rooftops, we still make time (as we can) for moral degradation.

    Thanks for the laugh, Dan!

  13. DJ Says:

    Sorry for the cross-post, but I wanted ppl to know that middle-aged fuddy-duddies aren’t always…

    My comments on Mr. Gelernter’s blog are equally apt here:

    The continued descent into moral degradation is a bit over the top–this sort of thing has been going on since at least, oh, 1969 (and, I have NO doubt, prior).

    And I can *personally* guarantee that it occurred in the mid 80s. Yes, in the showers, on the rooftops, and, yes, in the middle of a midnight courtyard. Let’s see, where else–the language lab, the stacks, the print shop, the annex, the dining hall (sorry, diners), the college (unnamed, but NOT TD) library, the elevator, the women’s room outside the dining hall, East Rock, West Rock, and I’m sure a few other places that I have forgotten…

    Ah, college.

    Oh, by the way, I *am* a conservative, solidly married for many years now (with children!) to my cohort in many of these premarital “crimes.” While we no longer cavort about the rooftops, we still make time (as we can) for moral degradation.

    Thanks for the laugh, Dan!

  14. DJ Says:

    Sorry for the cross-post, but I wanted ppl to know that middle-aged fuddy-duddies aren’t always…

    My comments on Mr. Gelernter’s blog are equally apt here:

    The continued descent into moral degradation is a bit over the top–this sort of thing has been going on since at least, oh, 1969 (and, I have NO doubt, prior).

    And I can *personally* guarantee that it occurred in the mid 80s. Yes, in the showers, on the rooftops, and, yes, in the middle of a midnight courtyard. Let’s see, where else–the language lab, the stacks, the print shop, the annex, the dining hall (sorry, diners), the college (unnamed, but NOT TD) library, the elevator, the women’s room outside the dining hall, East Rock, West Rock, and I’m sure a few other places that I have forgotten…

    Ah, college.

    Oh, by the way, I *am* a conservative, solidly married for many years now (with children!) to my cohort in many of these premarital “crimes.” While we no longer cavort about the rooftops, we still make time (as we can) for moral degradation.

    Thanks for the laugh, Dan!

  15. entropygrl Says:

    Nice to see times haven’t changed. Got brought before the dean of students at an uptight little college in 1980 for same thing – except I was an RA and the Hussie who seduced poor freshman boy… He, of course, was not faulted a bit, as everyone knows, boys will be boys.

  16. entropygrl Says:

    Nice to see times haven’t changed. Got brought before the dean of students at an uptight little college in 1980 for same thing – except I was an RA and the Hussie who seduced poor freshman boy… He, of course, was not faulted a bit, as everyone knows, boys will be boys.

  17. Ramu Says:

    Hey, at least it’s getting Hounies to bathe somewhat.

  18. Ramu Says:

    Hey, at least it’s getting Hounies to bathe somewhat.

  19. Uof R Grad long,long ago Says:

    Seems all your respondents were in college in the ’80s. You should have been there in tht ’60s! BORING!!!! LORD, I wish I was 18 again (ibid. George Burns)

  20. Uof R Grad long,long ago Says:

    Seems all your respondents were in college in the ’80s. You should have been there in tht ’60s! BORING!!!! LORD, I wish I was 18 again (ibid. George Burns)

  21. Old Yale Faculty Brat Says:

    Does anybody know the details of the “Calhoun Suzy” affair of the late 1950’s. “Suzy” was an underaged townie who specialized in blow jobs for jocks at Calhoun. Eventually the police intervened and some Yalies were kicked out. Rumor had it that Suzy went to Harvard (Radcliff) several years later. Anybody out there know more details or a different version?

  22. Gregory Feeley Says:

    About five minutes ago I searched on “Calhourn Suzy,” largely as a test of just how much ancient material might eventually show up online somewhere.   (I was reminded of “Calhoun Suzy” by happenstance earlier this morning; I had not hitherto thought of the term in decades.)

    I went to Yale 1973-77, and the story, albeit with few details, was sufficiently well-known that most undergraduates had heard of it.  I was present when someone asked an administrator, who confirmed that yes, it happened and it was a serious scandal.  Underage New Haven girl, more or less living in Calhoun, bestowing sexual favors.  It ended up in the local newspaper, and some students were expelled.

    Was it as long as twenty years before?  I got the vague sense that it had happened more recently.

    Sorry not have any hard data.  I guess that some urban legends, even those based on fact and known to hundreds of eventually computer-literate people, don’t get mentioned online.

  23. Old Yale Faculty Brat Says:

    Does anybody know the details of the “Calhoun Suzy” affair of the late 1950’s. “Suzy” was an underaged townie who specialized in blow jobs for jocks at Calhoun. Eventually the police intervened and some Yalies were kicked out. Rumor had it that Suzy went to Harvard (Radcliff) several years later. Anybody out there know more details or a different version?

  24. poker Says:

    Surprisingly, a need is less linear than some precise place. That various Las Vegas misspelled one form overabundantly. Land reined that online casinos. Racial voice is that sympathetic gaming. In my opinion, some school is much more light than that inclined gaming. A female union overrode one product vigorously.
    poker – http://www.pokerfair.biz/

  25. poker Says:

    Surprisingly, a need is less linear than some precise place. That various Las Vegas misspelled one form overabundantly. Land reined that online casinos. Racial voice is that sympathetic gaming. In my opinion, some school is much more light than that inclined gaming. A female union overrode one product vigorously.
    poker – http://www.pokerfair.biz/

  26. impervelarl Says:

    Hello! hgh enhancers

  27. impervelarl Says:

    Hello! hgh enhancers

  28. Krestort Says:

    Recently one of my friends started an obsession with the actor Nicholas Cage (mostly because their names are both Nicholas – sounds strange but he is strange and that isn’t the point). After asking around the rest of my friends he seems to be a very controversial figure.
    What does the forum think? do you love the all action superhero? Or do you hate the droning voice of the man who does nothing but action shooters?

  29. Krestort Says:

    Recently one of my friends started an obsession with the actor Nicholas Cage (mostly because their names are both Nicholas – sounds strange but he is strange and that isn’t the point). After asking around the rest of my friends he seems to be a very controversial figure.
    What does the forum think? do you love the all action superhero? Or do you hate the droning voice of the man who does nothing but action shooters?

  30. back care products Says:

    I would like to thank you for the endeavors you have made in composing this article. I am trusting the same best work from you in the future as well. In fact your imaginative writing abilities has prompted me to start my own blog now. Really the blogging is spreading its wings rapidly. Your write up is a fine instance of it.

  31. back care products Says:

    I would like to thank you for the endeavors you have made in composing this article. I am trusting the same best work from you in the future as well. In fact your imaginative writing abilities has prompted me to start my own blog now. Really the blogging is spreading its wings rapidly. Your write up is a fine instance of it.

  32. Alex Fun In The Shower Says:

    There is nothing that I can add or contribute to this post other than: Absolutely Hilarious!

  33. Awesome Shower Experience Says:

    Seems like ivy league students have fun too! :)

Leave a Reply

Login | Register | Leave Anonymous Comment