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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (April 13, 1973)
A DORM OF A DIFFERENT GENDER
by Ken Kirk
On Saturday nights Schramm, UNL's
only coed dormitory, isn't the lively place
that one might imagine. Schramm is
dead-until about 1 a.m. when persons
start drifting back to the dormitory after
an evening on the town.
Scramm, coed since 1970, doesn't
appear different from other dormitories,
except that the sexes are evenly divided.
Male dormitories have an occassional
woman carefully being escorted by her
boyfriend. In a female dormitory there
are only women, and a few guys who
have ventured in to visit their girlfriends.
In Schramm, sexes are mixed. Men live
on even-numbered floors and women live
on odd-numbered floors, with the first
floor of the ten-story building reserved
for offices and a lounge.
On the first floor there are groups of
people-both male and female. During
Residence Hall Association (RHA) hours
there are mixed groups of six to eight
sitting in rooms or floor lounges talking.
It's common for groups of persons,
men and women, to go out for coffee or
doughnuts on a week night. People in
Schramm do things in groups rather than
in boy-girl pairs. Residents say most
relationships are on a friends level rather
than romantic, although a few romances
According to Jane Lyons, who with
her husband Bob, runs Schramm, the
staff tries to promote group activities.
She says she wants Schramm residents
informally involved without regard to
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