Topic: Housing

Students gather in Sayles Hall for the annual Housing Lottery.  A proposal to move the lottery online is currently under review. Herald file photo.

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Housing lottery potentially to move online

September 4, 2013 5 comments

The proposal is meant to reduce student stress and allow them more time to select their rooms.

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After Keeney fire, many first-years seek housing

April 24, 2013 0 comments

It may be as late as Monday before Jameson House residents can return to their rooms.

A ceiling in a Slater Hall room fell on Ramya Mahalingam ’14 as she slept, causing her minor injuries. Slater Hall was built in 1879.

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Ceiling collapses in Slater Hall

April 24, 2013 3 comments

The incident is unlikely to alter inspection practices in the future, due to the singularity of the event.

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Fire breaks out in Keeney room

April 22, 2013 2 comments

There was some water damage, but no injuries were reported.

About 34 percent of juniors and seniors reported meeting their current housemates in their first-year dormitories such as Keeney Quadrangle. Herald file photo.

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Housing renovation plans aimed to bolster community

April 16, 2013 1 comment
This article is part of the series Spring 2013 Student Poll

The University’s extensive renovation plan is meant to unify students based on class year.

Poll results shed light on U. affairs and student life

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Poll results shed light on U. affairs and student life

April 5, 2013 0 comments
This article is part of the series Spring 2013 Student Poll

Undergrads responded to questions about Paxson, alcohol, same-sex marriage and religion.

City approves Thayer apartments

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City approves Thayer apartments

February 28, 2013 21 comments

The Providence City Plan Commission approved final plans for 257 Thayer Street, a luxury student apartment complex slated for construction in June 2013.

The University altered housing assignments by class year, though Greek and program houses located in sophomore communities will still be open to junior and senior members.

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Dorm options changed for new lottery

February 8, 2013 2 comments

Hegeman and Slater will be upperclassman housing, while Perkins will go to sophomores.

The Department of Facilities Management aims to keep dorm rooms at around 70 degrees, though many students have complained that their rooms remain either too hot or too cold.

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Students weigh in on problems with dorm heating

January 29, 2013 0 comments

Facilities management aims to give students more control over heating in residence halls.

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New sorority may soon occupy Harkness House

January 25, 2013 0 comments

After a declining Art House vacates the space, a third sorority may come to campus.