A University of Minnesota freshman — who’d been raised Catholic in the suburbs — recently contacted the Pioneer Press‘ Watchdog writer to say she was upset at having been randomly assigned to a room in which she’d share a communal bathroom with lesbians.
“I’ve never been around it. All of a sudden, they just put you in the middle of that.”
The Watchdog takes a look at the gay-friendly Lavender House and the concept of “living learning communities” — or LLCs — at the U.
Alex Friedrich reports on higher education issues for MPR News. Among the stories he has covered: the fall of the Berlin Wall, aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, 2003 Moscow suicide bombing and 2004 presidential elections in the Republic of Georgia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and a master’s in European political economy from the London School of Economics.