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Naming the throne

February 8, 2012

WASHINGTON — If you''ve ever wanted a stall or even an entire restroom named after you, a few thousand dollars to your alma mater could finance that dream, according to Time.

Colleges and universities around the country, which include the University of Colorado at Boulder, the University of Pennsylvania and even Harvard Law School, have begun to name restroom stalls and walls after alumni and benefactors who donate generously to the universities, the article stated.

According to the article, even with tuition costs skyrocketing, many universities'' budgets are shrinking thanks, in part, to state and federal cuts — and naming restrooms is arguably the most brazen, and funniest, method colleges have ever used to raise funds.

The best-named restroom award has to be given to the Falik Men''s Room at Harvard Law School, which is apparently pronounced exactly how it looks, the article noted.

In an economic climate where everyone is looking for ways to raise money, bathroom-naming rights could probably gain in popularity, the article added.

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