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Misconceptions about senior housing updates lead to student concerns

Misconceptions about senior housing updates lead to student concerns

Residence Life emailed juniors on Feb. 22 with updates to on-campus housing which sparked concern among those planning to live on-campus for their senior year.

Ross Hall damages total $1,000

MIRANDA MARITATO STAFF REPORTER In only the seventh week of the 2013-2014 school year, Ross Hall has accumulated $1,000 worth of damages, according to Residence Life Coordinator Laura Rychalsky. Damages regarding exit signs have been reported on the first two floors of the residence hall. These damages will be charged to all residents, including those

Students left with second choice

With the change in lottery number distribution for university housing this year, the residence life department is working to place students who did not get their first choices for next year’s housing. This year, lottery numbers were distributed randomly as opposed to years past, when lottery numbers were based on student credit hours. Karla Cunningham,

Students face housing crunch

The residence life department is starting the process of planning and organizing student housing for next school year. On Jan. 25, residence life sent out a reminder email to students informing them the housing intention process will occur Feb. 14 to March 9. Housing intentions are completed through students’ my.butler accounts. Students declare online where

90 students waitlisted: Administrators look to find spots for unlucky students

Several rising sophomores and juniors found themselves on a 2012-13 housing wait list after last week’s housing selection nights. The lists contain a total of 90 students—36 sophomores and 54 juniors. “We’re going to go through those wait lists as quickly as we can to get everyone into a place where they are pleased,” said

OPINION | International unit houses opportunity, chances for exchange

In the fall of 2012, Butler  University students may be able to experience foreign cultures, live among those who speak different languages and not even have to leave the comfort of Butler’s campus. Next year, 20 domestic students could have a chance to live with 20 international students in a new unit in Residential College.

Administration working to improve rentention rates

The retention rates at Butler University have been consistent over the years, but the university is looking to bring them closer to 100 percent. Right now, Butler’s average retention from first to second year is 88 percent. “If you don’t retain students there, they won’t be there for their junior year,” Associate Provost Mary Macmanus

Residence Life programming adjusts to help freshmen enjoy life at ResCo

Freshman students arrive at college eager to find a social footing. But an increasing number of freshmen living in Residential College may feel like they are left out of that experience. The isolated location of their units from other freshman makes for  different experience than living in Ross Hall or Schwitzer Hall first- year ResCo

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