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By Diogenes (articles ) | Dec 12, 2005

Perhaps OTR has been unduly hard on Boston College, Chestnut Hill's Jesuit university. It's true that the parents of freshmen who reside on campus get hit with billed costs of $41,950, but that sum opens up possibilities not always available at other colleges, such as Healthy Alternatives Lifestyle Floors:

Boston College has established Healthy Alternatives floors for students interested in living in an environment free of alcohol, tobacco and other harmful substances. This floor also encourages the students to maintain a lifestyle that supports academic success, personal development, well being, and a sense of community. Residents will work to further define and promote healthy choices within the hall and throughout the University through a variety of programmatic methods.

Academic success, personal development, well being, and a sense of community -- what will they dream up next? If your child isn't into that scene, there are also romance language floors available.

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  • Posted by: - Dec. 13, 2005 1:12 PM ET USA

    So that makes all the other floors Bad-for-You lifestyle floors. Oh, they may feel discriminated against....segregated and marginalized. Talk of what is "healthy" and "not healthy" may make some feel bad. We all know that feeling bad is deadly...more deadly than smoking or alcohol, or even smoking while drinking alcohol. I'd rather live on the floor that does NOT support academic success, didn't you I came here to party and waste mommy and daddy's money!

  • Posted by: parochus - Dec. 13, 2005 3:12 AM ET USA

    I think I'd prefer a floor dedicated to Hilaire Belloc.

  • Posted by: - Dec. 12, 2005 5:34 PM ET USA

    Does the Healthy Alternatives Lifestyle Floor including an anti-AIDS component, complete with condoms? Or am I terribly un-compassionate in asking such a question?

  • Posted by: JWK - Dec. 12, 2005 3:48 PM ET USA

    Perhaps while they "work to further define....." they could teach them to not split infinitives!

  • Posted by: - Dec. 12, 2005 1:58 PM ET USA

    let me dig back in my memory files...accessing...... ah yes September 1965...I was 18 and living in the dorm....I would have appreciated the information about where the healthy floors were, It would have made it easier to find the unhealthy floors. Naive believer in the old school of in loco parentis, I thought the whole place was supposed to be healthy!

  • Posted by: Fiducia - Dec. 12, 2005 12:40 PM ET USA

    But the smokers will feel excluded ..... (As an alumna, I am dazzled by the thought that there would be anywhere on campus on Saturday nights where most kids weren't plastered.)

  • Posted by: Pseudodionysius - Dec. 12, 2005 9:44 AM ET USA

    I feel pretty.

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