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Designating rooms to specific genders involves subtle issues and so are not done automatically. Room gender designations are arranged to avoid conflicts and preserve fairness. For example, a dorm arranged as three floor buildings with two apartments per floor accessed by outdoor stairs is given a `checkerboard' gender designation to prevent one gender from taking over a building or blocking passage to the top floors.[*]Such room attributes outweigh student seniority considerations.

elena s ackley 2002-01-20
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