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When I was growing up in North Carolina, I’d heard about this, but it sounded like a myth.
According to The Charlotte Observer, however, the rumors were true: For more than 90 years, Davidson College, a liberal arts college in Western North Carolina, has offered students this perk: They’ve “washed, dried, folded, and ironed students’ clothes for free.”
Well, no more.
Davidson College’s president says that starting next year on May 15, students will have to use washers and dryers themselves.
She’s decided the $400,000 that pays for the laundry service could be better spent on things like research. And keeping the library open 24/7.
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