The Catholic University of America

John Garvey, University President, was mentioned in a Deseret News editorial on single-sex residence halls. See below.

In our opinion: Hard-liquor ban is good start, but public schools also need return to single-sex dorms

From: Deseret News
Date: Feb. 2, 2015

... The study’s results were not unique. As John Garvey, the president of The Catholic University of America, wrote in the Wall Street Journal in 2011, several studies point to binge drinking rates being twice as high in coed dorms as in single-sex housing. Studies also link coed dorms and the “hookup” culture on modern campuses with increased rates of depression and poor academic performance.

Garvey wrote his op-ed just after announcing The Catholic University of America was discontinuing coed dorms. He said too many universities have abdicated their responsibility to help young people become responsible adults.

“But I believe that intellect and virtue are connected,” he wrote. “They influence one another.” ...

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