Ivy Leaguers: Is there anywhere they won’t have sex?
Students at Brown, unimpressed by the rigid conventions of Yalies’ recent fondness for romps in the hall showers, have taken the exhibitionist tack to creative new locations: the kitchens of freshman dorm Perkins. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: this is what happens when you let kids design their own curricula.
Here’s the stern email from a beleaguered grad student in (bless you, Brown) ethnomusicology. It doesn’t explicitly mention sex, but our tipster notes that an RA would be unlikely to encourage smoking pot in “your room with the door shut, at the discretion of your roommate” — plus, that second helpful link goes to Brown’s page on healthy relationships, preventing STDs (tip: avoid sinks), etc.
Can’t wait to see where exasperated academics scold students for having semipublic sex next!
From: First-year Residential Unit XX List
Sent: Thu 2/15/2007 4:05 PM
Subject: Perkins wide memo
I have been made aware that there has been some activity taking place in Perkins’ kitchens that is inappropriate for public spaces. Not only does this negatively affect the comfort of our community, but it is also a hygiene and safety concern. An appropriate place for certain activities would be your room with the door shut, at the discretion of your roommate. Those who disrespect the community and the public spaces within it will be brought to the attention of administration.
For those with questions or concerns regarding health and safety issues, please refer to the Health Services and Health Education websites, links are below. The Health Education site offers some good advice on a wide array of topics.
Health Services http://www.brown.edu/Student_Services/Health_Services/index.htm
Health Education http://www.brown.edu/Student_Services/Health_Services/Health_Education/
Graduate Student, Ethnomusicology
Community Director, Perkins 22