Editor’s note: This article was initially published in The Daily Gazette, Swarthmore’s online, daily newspaper founded in Fall 1996. As of Fall 2018, the DG has merged with The Phoenix. See the about page to read more about the DG.
Science Center bathrooms used to contain wooden benches in front of the stalls. This semester, however, “the benches were removed because they interfered with the space required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA),” Associate VP for Facilities Stu Hain said in an email. (The college settled a suit with the Justice Department last fall for failing to meet the act’s requirements.)
But not to worry, Swatties. Hain adds, “We are looking into fold down benches that may allow enough clear space when folded up to allow the space to be compliant.”