Comments on: Campus Plan: What rocks and what sucks http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2012/06/07/campus-plan-what-rocks-and-what-sucks/ Mon, 09 Nov 2015 02:04:23 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.9 By: New science center Regents Hall opens doors for advanced research | The Advanced Research Tips http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2012/06/07/campus-plan-what-rocks-and-what-sucks/comment-page-1/#comment-551984 Sat, 25 Aug 2012 18:17:39 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=39214#comment-551984 […] which doesn’t require lab facilities. Renovation for Reiss will probably be a component of the 20-year campus plan, for the period beginning January […]

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By: Doug http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2012/06/07/campus-plan-what-rocks-and-what-sucks/comment-page-1/#comment-545181 Sun, 10 Jun 2012 16:50:41 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=39214#comment-545181 Eh, I’m more skeptical former RA. You’re probably right in the short run that a looser party policy will reduce off-campus parties. But the benefit of the current structure is that for those students who don’t want to be around parties on a Friday night, the campus is a relatively safe refuge. (And despite the stereotypes and proclivities of the Vox commentariat, such students do exist in relatively significant numbers.)

I fear however, that as larger parties with more alcohol happen more and more on campus, it will be harder to escape the partying/drinking scene, and more students will participate even earlier. In the long run, that means more rambunctious Georgetown students, and a smaller culture of alternatives to drinking.

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By: Former RA http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2012/06/07/campus-plan-what-rocks-and-what-sucks/comment-page-1/#comment-545154 Sun, 10 Jun 2012 01:01:02 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=39214#comment-545154 This change to on campus party policies sounds very very promising. Ive always thoguht that was the root of the problem.

Administration is tough on on campus partying and makes it not fun —> students party off campus —-> neighbors complain —> noise law gets instituted —> students get regular visits from SNAPS/DPS/MPD making parties wothless —-> students are drawn to go to bars —-> students get fake IDs —-> students get arrested once again —-> students go back to on campus boring parties (or worse don’t party and thus have their freedom as humans infringed on).

So to me making on campus partying more fun (and the combination of less restrictions on parties, the New South pub and even the food trucks makes it seem like the university is making a serious effort) is paramount.

But where are we getting the info that these changes will happen? are those in the agreement? Would love to hear any more details we have.

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By: Doug http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2012/06/07/campus-plan-what-rocks-and-what-sucks/comment-page-1/#comment-545145 Sat, 09 Jun 2012 22:59:35 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=39214#comment-545145 I don’t entirely understand why Bikeshare is phrased as a concession by the university. As I understand it, there were originally more bikeshare stations planned for Georgetown (car barn?) but the ANC nixed them.

I wonder how long until the neighbors start complaining about the food trucks.

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By: @Christina http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2012/06/07/campus-plan-what-rocks-and-what-sucks/comment-page-1/#comment-545077 Sat, 09 Jun 2012 01:25:15 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=39214#comment-545077 And that helps us prepare for real life. I for one think that upperclassmen should be FORCED to live off campus. See Jed Feiman’s article upon graduation: we won’t be living in spacious, university maintained village B’s – we’ll be living with 8 other people (or in a box) in a house that we have to struggle to keep clean and pest free.

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By: Matt http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2012/06/07/campus-plan-what-rocks-and-what-sucks/comment-page-1/#comment-545063 Fri, 08 Jun 2012 22:24:17 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=39214#comment-545063 Can someone explain “the Magis Row is just being moved to 37th” statement to me?

1. There were 16 townhouses on 36th between O and P (“Magis Row”).

2. Magis Row, since 2009 (or so?), has been excluded from the student housing lottery. Instead, students apply to live there based on a ‘theme’ and administrators then select them (with the barely-concealed purpose of choosing students who’ve never been written up for alcohol violations, so they’d be less likely to disturb neighbors).

2. There are about 9 townhouses on 37th between O and P that are already used as student housing.

So, unless the University plans on building 16 new townhouses (bulldoze Poulton, maybe?) next to those, what the University is essentially saying is: “We are taking away 16 townhouses for student use. We are also taking away 9 additional townhouses from the townhouse lottery and letting administrators hand-pick who lives there based on who doesn’t drink.”

Slow clap, Georgetown. Slow clap.

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By: Christina http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2012/06/07/campus-plan-what-rocks-and-what-sucks/comment-page-1/#comment-545056 Fri, 08 Jun 2012 20:26:39 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=39214#comment-545056 Living off-campus is not all that it’s cracked up to be. There’s so much more to worry about on your own – flooding, mice, bugs, cleaning, light bulbs, etc. – that your landlord may not be in charge of, like the university would. I’d say the addition of beds on-campus is a plus. I would much rather have had the opportunity to live on-campus with my friends as a senior.

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By: not typical anymore http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2012/06/07/campus-plan-what-rocks-and-what-sucks/comment-page-1/#comment-545048 Fri, 08 Jun 2012 16:34:03 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=39214#comment-545048 There’s not much to like about this plan except for the fact that partying and socializing will be easier on campus, and that we won’t be tied up in litigation for several years. Other than that, students have been sold out yet again.

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By: Student http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2012/06/07/campus-plan-what-rocks-and-what-sucks/comment-page-1/#comment-545046 Fri, 08 Jun 2012 15:37:06 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=39214#comment-545046 Magis Row is not ending, it is just moving to replace the townhouses on 37th street between O and P.

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By: JS http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2012/06/07/campus-plan-what-rocks-and-what-sucks/comment-page-1/#comment-545041 Fri, 08 Jun 2012 14:52:14 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=39214#comment-545041 Wow. That quote is just a [sic] machine.

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