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Duke University bathrooms getting comfort-focused upgrade

Posted February 28, 2013 10:28 a.m. EST
Updated February 28, 2013 10:34 a.m. EST

— 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.