It’s no surprise that universities have been eliminating extras in order to tighten budgets, but getting rid of toilet paper might really stink. Texas A&M University, which is trying to cut $60 million campuswide, hopes to save $82,000 by ceasing to stock the bathroom essential in dormitories.
Everyone’s looking to cut costs now but A & M is a public university. Surely there are other ways the school can save money before taking drastic steps contrary to basic human hygiene.
Students will survive, no doubt. They’ll simply buy their own toilet paper. But this is surely going to result in more than a few really unpleasant incidents, especially in freshman dorms.