Michigan State University bans whiteboards from dorm doors

By Keri Lumm, Buzz60

Chalkboards became obsolete with the advent of the whiteboard. However, at Michigan State University, the whiteboard's days are numbered. That's not because they're useless, but because they're banned.

Michigan State has had whiteboards on the doors of its dorm rooms for years so roommates could leave each other easily erase-able notes. However, they're removing the boards from the doors because apparently, college students know how to write mean words.

The university will remove the whiteboards ahead of next fall in an effort to prevent negative, anonymous messages from being left outside dorm rooms, according to The Detroit News.

"In any given month, there are several incidents like this. There was no one incident that was the straw that broke the camel's back," said Kat Cooper, director of University Residential Services Communications. "Sometimes these things are racial, sometimes they're sexual in nature. There are all sorts of things that happen."

Instead of simply telling students to knock it off, or handing out extra erasers, they're removing the boards altogether.

Students will be allowed to have a whiteboard in their own room.

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