Topic: Housing

Friedman ’19:  City responsible to low-income residents, students

Columns, Opinions

Friedman ’19: City responsible to low-income residents, students

November 2, 2018 0 comments

In an Oct. 19 op-ed, Colin Kent-Daggett ’19 made a simplistic and misguided argument against Edge College Hill II — the new luxury student housing development on Canal Street — in a rebuttal to my column published earlier that week.

Editorial: University must do more for grad student housing

Editorials, Opinions

Editorial: University must do more for grad student housing

October 23, 2018 0 comments

Being a graduate student is tough. Students enrolled in Brown’s master’s, doctoral and pre-professional programs spend as many as six years conducting research, procuring funding and support for that research, teaching undergraduates and writing dissertations.

Kent-Daggett ’19: City should prioritize low-income residents

Op-eds, Opinions

Kent-Daggett ’19: City should prioritize low-income residents

October 19, 2018 0 comments

In an Oct. 15 column, Andrew Friedman ’19 made a simplistic and offensively ahistorical argument for Edge College Hill II — the new luxury student housing development on Canal Street.

Student luxury housing developers to save $19 million over 20 years

Metro, News

Student luxury housing developers to save $19 million over 20 years

October 12, 2018 0 comments

On Oct. 4, the Providence City Council approved the use of a tax stabilization agreement for the construction of a new “mixed-use” apartment complex, Edge College Hill II.

Resources available for off-campus housing

Metro, News

Resources available for off-campus housing

October 4, 2018 0 comments

Deciding to live off-campus — whether through University-owned auxiliary housing or renting property from a third-party landlord — can seem daunting. There are leases to sign, off-campus lotteries to enter and kitchen appliances to buy.

Grad students struggle with off-campus housing

News, University News

Grad students struggle with off-campus housing

September 27, 2018 0 comments

The ceiling leaks. In some areas, the floor is caving in. The house was not cleaned before Erica Meszaros GS moved in with her spouse, and her landlord ignores requests for maintenance and repairs. “

Clark ’19: A reminder of reality to those who judge

Columns, Opinions

Clark ’19: A reminder of reality to those who judge

September 26, 2018 0 comments

Earlier this week, Aidan Calvelli ’19 wrote a column calling to ban consulting firms from campus, arguing that “the mad rush to help rich companies get richer obscures a search for employment animated by an independent quest for meaning and social fulfillment.”

Aman ’20: Give rising juniors off-campus permission

Columns, Opinions

Aman ’20: Give rising juniors off-campus permission

September 25, 2018 0 comments

Complaints about off-campus permissions for rising juniors aren’t new. For example, in 2017, The Herald reported that many students thought the process was a hassle and faced pressure from landlords to sign leases before receiving permission to live off campus.

Blatteis ’19, Pettit ’20: The need for fair and ethical housing — for all

Op-eds, Opinions

Blatteis ’19, Pettit ’20: The need for fair and ethical housing — for all

September 25, 2018 0 comments

In his Sept. 16 op-ed, José Soria ’19 called for “the creation of an undergraduate and graduate student coalition that can help protect the rights of students as tenants with their respective landlords.”

HOPE creates legislative guide for housing issues

Metro, News

HOPE creates legislative guide for housing issues

September 20, 2018 0 comments

As Rhode Island continues rebuilding from the Great Recession of 2008, the key issues of homelessness and housing affordability remain a problem for many in the state, according to a study published by HousingWorks RI in 2017.