Comments on: University announces third-year on-campus housing requirement http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2014/04/23/university-announces-third-year-on-campus-housing-requirement/ Mon, 09 Nov 2015 02:04:23 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.9 By: Didymus the Elderly Alumnus http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2014/04/23/university-announces-third-year-on-campus-housing-requirement/comment-page-1/#comment-805631 Wed, 07 May 2014 15:51:30 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=59520#comment-805631 A couple of items from Didymus: Do you really want the Georgetown campus to resemble a human anthill? The tragedy is that it didn’t have to be this way. Georgetown has blown opportunities to acquire or retain buildable land in the general neighborhood time and again. Lest we forget, these include the Duke Ellington campus in the 50s, Hillandale and the north half of the Visitation campus in the 70s and 80s, the Car Barn and the Wormley school property in the 90s, not to mention the sale of the McLean Gardens tract, once known as “Georgetown College Villa” in the 19th century The greatest lost opportunity was the Mount Vernon Campus. The Board of Mount Vernon College offered the land to GU, so long as it agreed to preserve some semblance of the name and institution. Georgetown dithered and then dropped the ball, and the rapacious administrators at George Washington made Mount Vernon an offer they couldn’t refuse. The rest is history. Take a run out Foxhall Road sometime to see the beautiful facility GW has built on the site and ponder the lost opportunity.

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By: Cha-ching $$$$$$$$$$$$$$ http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2014/04/23/university-announces-third-year-on-campus-housing-requirement/comment-page-1/#comment-794957 Wed, 30 Apr 2014 15:19:24 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=59520#comment-794957 Gotta get those dolla dolla bills, y’all. Complaints from neighbors, my ass…

“[…] while the new residence halls will bring in $4 million in revenue each year.”

“We are also very excited about being able to provide more housing on campus because that serves a real need. It is also a way to capture revenues and keep it on campus to maintain and develop an important resource for our student body into the future.” – David Rubinstein

http://www.thehoya.com/tuition-rises-4-3-in-fy15/

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By: What happens http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2014/04/23/university-announces-third-year-on-campus-housing-requirement/comment-page-1/#comment-791816 Mon, 28 Apr 2014 19:16:58 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=59520#comment-791816 when the students that are supposed to fight for us don’t stand up for us? This is a joke, right? Tromika literally signed off on the 3rd year requirement, breaking the news to the student body that they were royally screwed with their signatures under RObert Morey and DTO. They couldn’t even manage a year of wiggle room to show the University they could try and get students here voluntarily? What a joke. Direct confrontation like nate and adam probably wouldn’t have been smart, but at least those guys had the balls to stand up for what they wanted. pathetic

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By: BOO http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2014/04/23/university-announces-third-year-on-campus-housing-requirement/comment-page-1/#comment-787062 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 20:25:48 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=59520#comment-787062 Ik it’s Georgetown but damn, is no one fighting for us? **** GUSA (rhymes with buck)

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By: Azazel http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2014/04/23/university-announces-third-year-on-campus-housing-requirement/comment-page-1/#comment-786731 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 14:06:04 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=59520#comment-786731 I think the new residents of the old Jes Res should get special access to the tunnels. Let the Shenanigans begin!

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By: Fareed http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2014/04/23/university-announces-third-year-on-campus-housing-requirement/comment-page-1/#comment-786317 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 07:30:03 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=59520#comment-786317 @Joe Slavens: You must be new here (cf. “Campus Plan”). University Housing is generally more costly than group houses.

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By: Joe Slavens http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2014/04/23/university-announces-third-year-on-campus-housing-requirement/comment-page-1/#comment-785847 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:11:22 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=59520#comment-785847 I am interested in their rationale. Georgetown is a pricey area for student apartments. Is the University trying to serve them, or trying to support a res life philosophy, or seeking to recoup funds for res hall renovations?

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By: JustSaying http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2014/04/23/university-announces-third-year-on-campus-housing-requirement/comment-page-1/#comment-785630 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:49:59 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=59520#comment-785630 Working behind the scenes is much better than direct confrontations with the administration, you guys!!!

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By: Kidding me. http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2014/04/23/university-announces-third-year-on-campus-housing-requirement/comment-page-1/#comment-784551 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 01:23:00 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=59520#comment-784551 So, GUSA rolled over. Hope they enjoy being specially invited to more press conferences to hear decisions that have already been made. Why do we vote in GUSA elections again?

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By: Anonymous http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2014/04/23/university-announces-third-year-on-campus-housing-requirement/comment-page-1/#comment-784465 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 23:41:11 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=59520#comment-784465 I think it’s also important to note where things would have been if GUSA hadn’t engaged the administration. We might not have gotten these provisions to protect study abroad and transfer students’ rights to live off campus for their senior year. Also, the university WAS considering a satellite campus to meet the final capacity, something that GUSA pushed back on.

There’s also a lot of good things that are mentioned in the email that GUSA was able to squeeze out as concessions from the university, like Olson’s office hours, student voices in the 2017 Campus Plan, expansion of the open container program.

This third-year requirement was coming, regardless of what students wanted. This is probably the best solution possible.

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