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How Fair is the Lottery System of Housing Selection?

By DAHLIA DEHAAN // APRIL 13, 2016 // Curry College, a school with relatively poor academic outcomes as well as a poor retention rate, uses a system for student housing that does not reward academic achievement nor encourages student involvement and leadership on campus. At Curry College housing selection is an event, which students must attend in person. Curry uses […]

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Curry Housing Selection Concludes, Leaving Some Wanting More

BY COLE McNANNA // APRIL 9, 2016 // While our culture has a tendency to obsess over “who’s first,” very little attention is paid to who is last. Just four days ago, the housing selection kicked off for the fall 2016 semester, and the highly anticipated excel spreadsheet was gratifyingly projected onto the hanging screen in the Dr. Eleanor Meyerhoff Katz […]

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On-Campus Housing Demand Breaks Record

BY BRANDAN BLOM // APRIL 21, 2015 // Say what you will about Curry College residence halls. Some are in need of great repair—perhaps even demolition. But more students than ever before want to live on campus. According to the office of Residence Life, a record 1,016 students placed on-time housing deposits this spring, up from 970 last year and […]

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How to Survive the Curry Housing Lottery

BY COLE MCNANNA // FEB. 26, 2015 // Among the stresses of college, the annual Housing Lottery is among the greatest. This “Hunger Games”-esque competition—no blood is ever drawn, but emotions do run high—pits Curry students against one another in a lottery system-based battle for on-campus housing. There are plenty of deadlines to meet and forms to fill out, and […]

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Bed, Wrath and Beyond

BY HALEY LORGE // MAY 7, 2014 // After receiving their housing lottery numbers this spring, Curry College residential students scrambled to make plans for next year. However, things haven’t gone quite as planned for everybody. Twenty current rising juniors have no place to live on campus next year because of a shortage in residential housing, even though the college […]