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Slower enrollment growth halts plans to build additional upperclassmen housing

Slower enrollment growth halts plans to build additional upperclassmen housing

Lars Lonnroth, Contributing Writer

November 7, 2019

Plans for a 300-student residence hall geared towards upperclassmen were drawn up last year, but lower freshmen enrollment and other variables indicated that there was likely not enough demand to justify building the facility for the fall 2021 semester, administrators said.

Opinion: The Lofts aren’t as luxury as they’d like you to think

Opinion: The Lofts aren’t as luxury as they’d like you to think

Emily Rose Thorne, Digital Editor

August 14, 2019

Rent is $810 per month, not including utility fees or the security deposit. Despite the luxury price, Bear Card systems break and stay broken, the hallways are home to more than their fair share of bugs and — worst of all — the privacy you think you’re getting doesn’t materialize.

Mercer’s Housing Crunch: Too many Bears for the den

Mercer’s Housing Crunch: Too many Bears for the den

Marin Guta

April 18, 2015

When rising Mercer University senior Nora Essien told her parents that she may have to live off campus next year, they were worried. The 21-year-old business major comes from a low-income family where money is tight. Her father works long hours at a warehouse, and his meager salary goes to support...

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