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  •  that is an odd definition of privacy. (0+ / 0-)

    being in a privately held building does not wrest all nature of privacy from an individual.  

    The inherent privacy of the individual would be more sharply defined when occupancy of the private building by the individual involves a tenancy agreement.

    It seems curiosity has killed the cat that had my tongue.

    by Murphoney on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 10:14:18 AM PDT

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    •  Have you seen typical (1+ / 0-)
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      college dorm agreements and rules?  

      No, it's not all that private.  Not like a tenant on a private lease.  

      •  have you? it's not a prison-inmate situation. (0+ / 0-)

        It seems curiosity has killed the cat that had my tongue.

        by Murphoney on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 11:53:46 AM PDT

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        •  All colleges retain the right to determine (1+ / 0-)
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          what is appropriate in their dorms.  Most even provide that they can inspect your dorm room for cleanliness, for example.  

          If, as another example, you constantly used racial slurs and insults against your roommate in your own dorm room, or even against others in the dorm when you are in communal areas, I suspect you'd be gone in a second.  Certainly, most good private schools would give you the boot (there's some issue with whether the government could kick you out of a dorm because of speech). A private landlord can't kick you out because you are an open bigot in your rented apartment.

          A dorm room is not the same as a private rental apartment.  It is an extension of the school, and -- especially with a private school -- you have to agree to abide by the school's standards and principles.  If the private school has a policy of tolerance and diversity and you engage in racial slurs and insults in the dorm, they can take disciplinary action.  If the private school has a policy of promoting Catholic teachings, and you constantly undermine that, they can take disciplinary action.  

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