In the wake of freshman Tyler Clementi's suicide, Rutgers University is making gender-neutral housing available to some students. The university hopes to create a better environment for LGBT students, although the program will be open to straight applicants as well. Says senior Aaron Lee,

We live in a world where in order to be considered a human being you have to be male or female, and not everyone fits into that kind of binary. It's important to have spaces where people don't necessarily have to worry.

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Unfortunately, Clementi would not have been able to benefit from the new housing — it won't be open to freshman.

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I never cease to find it bizarre that US universities make students share a room. You pay thousands to go there, and they can't even give you a broom cupboard of your own?