Catholic University dorm rule challenged by GWU law professor

In an intercollegiate showdown for the ages, Catholic University is being challenged by a George Washington University professor for its plan to regress 100 years impose single-sex housing.

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Come to GWU, where the sexes sleep together.

Law professor John Banzhaf, in a complaint filed with D.C.'s Office of Human Rights, alleges that CUA president John Garvey's plan is illegal under the D.C. Human Rights Act, which prohibits sex discrimination.

This raises a lot of legal questions — instead of offering up rooms for rent by the general public, your average institute of higher learning selects its dorm residents from a pool — but this isn't about some esoteric housing regulation found in subsection B; this is GWU's attempt to stick it to its cross-town rival.

We look forward to next month, when researchers at Howard University publish a study entitled, "Georgetown students are statistically more likely to be annoying."

[via NBC Washington]

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