Education: Boys & Girls Together

Drawing a deep breath, the fast-growing University of California at Los Angeles announced last week that nearly all its resident men and women will now live together. As if drawing up plans for San Quentin prison, it promised parents that it would aim for "maximum security."

U.C.L.A.'s new Sproul Hall, scheduled to open this fall, was planned from the start as cohabitational. In separate wings for opposite sexes, Sproul's 400 men and 400 girls will share a beige brick nest atop a Westwood hill.

A crush of female room applications has now forced the university to make over Dykstra Hall as well. Originally...

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