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In the push for campus diversity, should college students choose their roommates?

In the push for campus diversity, should college students choose their roommates?

Euphoric over the outcome of their college search, Sophie Hurewitz and Nikki Mahendru pivoted soon after to what has become the next ritual for many students: the roommate search.

They couldn't know at the time that their quest would be snared in a debate over college housing policies and campus diversity.

Hurewitz, of the District of Columbia, and Mahendru, of Short Hills, New Jersey, had never met until they were admitted early to Duke University. They connected via a Duke 2022 Facebook group, a mutual friend, and messaging applications GroupMe and Snapchat. Both had played soccer in high school. Both were thinking about sororities and fields such as neuroscience and...

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