Comments on: University presents future housing options that could meet Campus Plan requirements Mon, 09 Nov 2015 02:04:23 +0000 hourly 1 By: Julia Tanaka is pretty Fri, 27 Sep 2013 05:47:00 +0000 @Dizzy

Thanks! the university seems to adopt this “if we build it students will come” attitude, which is probably true, but it’ll be interesting to see exactly how that plays out

By: Onwards and Upwards Thu, 26 Sep 2013 21:01:04 +0000 As a long-time advocate of university-sponsored space endeavors, I fully support the launching of a satellite campus, of course on the condition that students could be beamed between the satellite and the John Carroll statue with minimal bodily harm. The future is now!

By: Dizzy Wed, 25 Sep 2013 20:34:04 +0000 @Julia Tanaka is pretty

Here’s the language:
“Provision of 385 additional beds for undergraduate students as well as relocation of 65 student beds located on the 1400 block of 36th Street to other on-campus housing, for a total of 450 additional on-campus beds for undergraduate students” (Page vii)

“The University will provide a total of 450 additional on-campus beds through, among other measures, the relocation of Magis Row and new University housing.” (Page 3)

Additional On-Campus Beds. As a part of the 2010 Plan, the University agreed to house an additional 385 students in new University housing by Fall 2015. Any new residence hall constructed to meet the above commitment
will be located either on the Main Campus west of 37th Street or at another location outside of Zip Code 20007. This means that by Fall 2015, a total of 450 students once living on the 1400 block of 36th Street or in other parts of the neighborhood will be housed by the University in locations agreed to in the Plan.” (Page 15)

The first two statements are about bed provision. The third, though, explicitly says “will be housed by the University.” If a situation arises in which the University makes the beds available but not enough students want to take them up on it, it’s unclear what would happen. Well, let me amend that: it is clear that the Georgetown Pitchfork Brigade would take this to be University non-compliance and would block adoption of the next Campus Plan. Whether the Zoning Commission would actually find the University to be out of compliance, I’m less sure. But it probably wouldn’t get to that point – the University seems pretty invested in arriving at a negotiated settlement with the ANC and other groups before going to the Zoning Commission next time around.

By: what about Tue, 24 Sep 2013 21:56:59 +0000 signing off on that commitment, Mr. Morey? You see, the problem with all of this is that we’re still all being fed lies to get us to sit back and agree to this. In 10-15 years, Robin Morey DTO and others may very well not be here, and who’s to say it doesn’t become a permanent part of campus then?

By: Julia Tanaka is pretty Tue, 24 Sep 2013 21:40:07 +0000 yeah the administration obviously knew it was a shit idea from the beginning but (mistakenly) thought they could spin their incompetence at getting shit done in time/negotitating for a deadline which was reasonable so as to make people think that a satellite campus was some genius idea that would make everyone glad for the campus plan.

Also is there clause in the 2015 part of the campus agreement that 300 more people have to live on campus, or jus tthat the campus has to have more beds on it? Also how are they going to go about rounding up the people who want to live off campus and relocating them onto the campus ?

By: GFK Tue, 24 Sep 2013 17:36:54 +0000 I say we vote for a satellite campus in the upcoming GUSA referendum. None of the plans will affect us, so we should just troll all those generations to come.