Topic: student housing

Fall 2019 Herald poll showcases student perspectives

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Fall 2019 Herald poll showcases student perspectives

October 8, 2019 1 comment

The poll was conducted over the course of two days from Oct. 2 – 3. The margin of error is 3.1 percent with 95 percent confidence.

Students were dissatisfied when placed in converted lounges and kitchens during the summer housing assignments. Some were later granted off campus permission or placed into standard dorm rooms.

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Students face challenges in summer assignment process

September 4, 2019 1 comment

Daphne Li-Chen ’21 opened her summer assignment email in August to find she was placed in a triple in Vartan Gregorian Quad apart from her requested roommate, and only later did she discover that her assigned bedroom was formerly a communal kitchen.

The Providence City Committee on Ordinances voted down an amendment that would have restricted the number of students that could live together in various types of homes.

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City Council dismisses student housing ordinance

January 30, 2019 0 comments

Providence City Committee on Ordinances voted Jan. 29 to “continue indefinitely” a previously proposed amendment which would have restricted housing to no more than four undergraduate students per home across the city.

Editorial: University must do more for grad student housing

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Editorial: University must do more for grad student housing

October 23, 2018 1 comment

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.

Grad students struggle with off-campus housing

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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. “