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W&M student heads push coed dorms



"I don't think it's that big a leap to live together, too," he said.

Some colleges agree. Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania has allowed men and women to share about 20 percent of its dorm rooms for at least four years, said Myrt Westphal, associate dean for student life.

Westphal said gay and transgender students pushed for the arrangement. Although college officials recommend that roommates avoid romantic entanglements, the school took the stand that it's a student's choice, not a parent's _ and has received only a handful of complaints, she said.

"It's been around so long it's just normal," she said.


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