Thursday, September 17, 2009
When I think back to the condition of the dormitory bathroom that I shared in college, I still shudder a bit. I haven't checked, but I'm pretty sure it was designated as a Superfund site shortly after graduation. We may not have cleaned it
regularly ever, but we shared it, for better and for worse. I don't know if Catholic legal theory has something specific to say about the new trend in dormitory luxury hotel living on college campuses, but I'm pretty sure Charles Taylor would be concerned. Privacy and luxury are the two essentials. Millennials -- facilitated by their boomer parents, I might add -- apparently place a premium on both. (I probably would have too, but nobody gave me the option.) As one 19 year-old student explained, "I've never had to worry about anyone else . . . I've always been alone."