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At least two dozen schools, including Brown University, the University of Pennsylvania, Oberlin College, Clark University and the California Institute of Technology, allow some or all students to share a room with anyone they choose, including someone of the opposite sex. This spring, as students sign up for next year's room, more schools are following suit, including Stanford University.

As shocking as it sounds to some parents, some students and schools say it's not about sex.

Instead, they say the demand is mostly from heterosexual students who want to live with close friends who happen to be of the opposite sex. Some gay students who feel more comfortable rooming with someone of the opposite sex are also taking advantage of the option.

"It ultimately comes down to finding someone that you feel is compatible with you," said Jeffrey Chang, a junior at Clark in Worcester, Massachusetts, who co-founded the National Student Genderblind Campaign, a group that is pushing for gender-neutral housing. "Students aren't doing this to make a point. They're not doing this to upset their parents. It's really for practical reasons."

What's the meaning of "make a point" in this paragraph?
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Students aren't doing this to make a point. They're not doing this to upset their parents. It's really for practical reasons."

Students aren't doing this for a political reason or to make a statement about any issue. . . .
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Looks like I just found out the same kind of "make a point."

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/08/sports/baseball/08sheffield.html?pagewanted=print
Cabrera never lost confidence after his six games in the majors last July, when the Yankees rushed him up from Class AA. When they sent him down, they made a point to assign him to Class AAA, a promotion of sorts.

"... they made a point to assign him to Class AAA..."
This means that the Yankees proved that Cabrera was a proficient player so that he could get assigned to Class AAA, doesn't it?