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Duke University bathrooms getting comfort-focused upgrade

Posted February 28, 2013

— Bathrooms on Duke University's campus will get an upgrade during the school's spring break as university officials plan to phase out one-ply toilet paper for a softer two-ply option.

The changes are being made after officials received several complaints, Duke's student newspaper reported Wednesday.

The changeover begins once students leave March 8, but officials said they will use the rest of the one-ply toilet paper on hand before the switch is complete. 

Albert Scott, director of grounds, housekeeping, sanitation and recycling services, told The Chronicle he had no idea where the idea for one-ply toilet paper came from. 

Students told the paper they were in favor of high-quality toilet paper.


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  • erderr4533 Mar 5, 2013


    the insult is that you actually think OTHER people should get censored based on YOUR beliefs

  • erderr4533 Mar 5, 2013


    i'm sorry but how is what i said an insult? did you think i meant 'jesus people' or did you understand that it was more of a 'jesus, people...'....if you knew it was the second and are still perturbed, you should realize that, for one, i didn't compare christians to anything untoward or stereotype them in anyway (i don't need to since you seem to be quite capable of proving stereotypes about christians with no help from me)

    if you percieved it as an insult merely bc i typed 'jesus' then you need to get over yourself and realize that your religious beliefs are meant for your personal salvation-not to tell other people what to do/say and especially not for wral to censor--your religion has nothing to do with me or wral. it's also not the only religion in the world so if wral were to censor comments based on who's religion will get 'insulted' then nobody would ever be able to comment on anything-least of all you

  • lrakydarb2 Mar 5, 2013

    erderr4533, please refrain from taking the name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in vain.

    Golo censor, this is clearly an insult to Christians. I would be interested in knowing how this post got past the censor.

  • erderr4533 Mar 4, 2013

    wow...seriously?????? you guys took what, a mth, to release an article about the carjackings, rapes, and murders that all happened w/in a mth long period in one teensy little town (henderson). i mean jesus people get your heads out of the sand and actually report some NEWS

  • llrmouse Mar 4, 2013

    OMG -- call the national news!!!

  • NewToMe Mar 4, 2013

    1-ply flushes easier than 2-ply and breaks down faster/easier. This is why 1-ply is listed as septic system safe. I wonder if the maintenance staff had any say in this change?

  • Titus Pullo Mar 1, 2013

    You gotta get some comfort for paying $58,000.00 per year while there.

  • chaddy796 Feb 28, 2013

    Has no one at Duke heard of folding. I doubt anyone in Origami 101 complained.

  • JohnnyVoodoo Feb 28, 2013

    NC State is still using pine cones and corn cobs.

    Yeah, and UNC at Chapel Hill is still using discarded plastic wrapper from their wine and cheese.

  • Triumph Feb 28, 2013

    NC State is still using pine cones and corn cobs.