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Can't afford a hall? How about a stall?

Colleges sell naming rights to washrooms

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Cash-strapped Canadian universities will want to read this story from Inside Higher Education.

A Utah college is selling the naming rights to bathroom stalls on campus to raise money for a bankrupt musical theatre company.

At $2,000 apiece, the Dixie State College stalls are a deal. Harvard’s Law School, for example, received $100,000 for the naming of a washroom.

MIT rejected an offer to buy naming rights for a washroom from venture capitalist Brad Feld a decade ago. He then paid $25,000 for a washroom at the University of Colorado instead.