Letter to the Editor

By Karl Bangert

Mac Weekly, I’m one of Macalester’s many student athletes here and consequently spend a considerable amount of time the Leonard Center. A few weeks ago it came to my attention that the locker room showers in the Leonard Center differ between gender. The men have a communal shower arrangement while the women have stalls. While frankly it doesn’t matter to me what kind of shower arrangement is in the men’s locker room doesn’t matter to me, that there is a difference between women’s and men’s arrangements on what is otherwise a decently gender neutral campus makes me cringe. I wanted to know whose decision this was and why. I know the Leonard Center was completed “under budget and under schedule” but that to me doesn’t excuse this.

Karl Bangert ’12 can be reached at [email protected].