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Topic: Housing

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

Op-eds, Opinions

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

October 19, 2018 8 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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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 3 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 2 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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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.

Editorial: ResLife needs to reevaluate its structure

Editorials, Opinions

Editorial: ResLife needs to reevaluate its structure

September 16, 2018 Comments are Disabled

This past summer, the Office of Residential Life faced a series of crippling personnel departures. Currently, ResLife has on staff only two community directors, who are responsible for managing essentially one-third of campus dormitory facilities each and training the entire 2018 cohort of Residential Peer Leaders.

Soria ’19: The need for a student coalition for fair and ethical housing

Op-eds, Opinions

Soria ’19: The need for a student coalition for fair and ethical housing

September 16, 2018 Comments are Disabled

While dorm space is available for students of all years, more and more juniors and seniors opt to live off-campus, as do a small number of sophomores.