Also in Inside Higher Ed this morning is this story about colleges selling the naming rights to bathrooms. Here’s a quote:
In a brazen effort to raise funds, Dixie State offered naming rights to individual bathroom stalls in a musical theater company’s planned building. The college wanted to help the troupe, which had moved on campus after being evicted from its previous stage, raise money for a new home somewhere else.
The St. George Musical Theater is now out of business, apparently having come up a few urinals short of its fund-raising goal. Also gone is the Web page announcing the lavatory sponsorships, which college officials edited Friday after being alerted to its existence by a reporter.
Laugh if you want, but Dixie State isn’t the first cash-hungry college to seek money for bathrooms.
The story goes on to describe how a $100,000 donation to the Harvard Law School created the “Falik Men’s Room” there.