This fall, Princeton seems to have set off a nationwide trend about efforts to combat masturbation in bathrooms.
For those of you who haven’t read the October 11 Prox post about the prank letter posted by an Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Student Life “Dick W. Anker” in some men’s bathrooms around campus, it announced that masturbation in showers was a violation of the honor code and caused serious problems including clogged shower drains.
It seems that some people at Harvard, the University of Michigan, and San Jose State University think along the same lines.
The FlyByBlog of the Harvard Crimson reported on December 7 that a suspiciously similar sign had gone up on some men’s bathroom doors stating that "masturbation in the bathrooms is a Harvard University Honor Code Violation.”
The next day, The Michigan Daily posted a blog entry about an almost identical flyer that has been circulating on the web.
A city guide website sanjose.com also posted an entry on December 7 with a link to another flyer of the same sort.
Now if only they’d follow us on grade deflation…