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There are 7 comments on State-of-the-Art Med Student Residence Has It All

  1. These amenities shouldn’t be just for med students. I think that all students should be able to use a buzz-in system. For Pete’s sake, that neighborhood is much more dangerous than the Charles River camps, and they have security guards. I also think BU housing should be cheaper than a month’s rent in the Allston area. College students are also old enough to have double beds in the room. I’m jealous of those who are privileged enough to live in this new building!

    1. It is sad that you would have the need to come here to complain. I agree with the other commenter that you sound quite imature in your statment. Sometimes individuals like yourself have to get a little knowledge about a situation they comment on especially if they have not done the responsible thing of doing their own research. It is a known fact when there is fund raising for a perticular cause there could be leagal issues if the funds are appropriated in a different way. The funds were given by wonderful Alum for the purpose of bridging the transition for medical students in their first year and having a few less (but does not eliminate)worries. There is also a goal to foster a community of support which is desparatly needed in every form for medical students. Getting medical training is not just getting up and going to class. THIS IS NOT UNDERGRAD and a vast majority do understand that their are different challenges that come from varying levels of education and what a wonderful thing for BUSM and those who have graduated to think about one more way to help their students out. The little perks make a difference. I could go on and on but take theses few points away from this. 1. there was a fund raising to help medical students and any small way they can. many recognize it is becomming harder to master the art of medicine as best one can with new advancements/diagnoses eachday. But yet with such wonderful perks students are still paying rent and are not living in a perfect building 2.BUSM note the (SCHOOL OF MEDICINE) ALUM and those closely related to the school have been a huge part in the process for MEDICAL STUDENTS. So if the dental school or the school of public health wanted to gather money for thier students they are in the right to first support their students immediatly under their wing but even with that said Graduate individuals are in the building after getting all incomming 1 year and other medical students situated. It is a great community 3. There are schools with double beds at other colleges and universities. There is a recurrent theme of not doing research. If this was important to you then you should have done your propper research on your college search.4. Do not be quick to claim entitlement to something you do not remotly understand.5. BU undergrad’s usage of twin beds do not relate to you not being old enough for a BIG BOY/GIRL bed. 6. the rent will eventually go up,its being subsidized for now. I wish the best for you and your enlightenment. Enjoy your already cooked meals if you have a student meal plan.

  2. Smart, should be a great way for MED students to spend more time together and really make their experience more enjoyable. Although a serious price tag for BU at $40 mil I guess that is what people donate back for.

    What does the article mean by a subsidized rate? Does BU pay property tax + maintenance fees that the $850 cannot cover (meaning the building generates an operating loss each yet)?

  3. Hi Morgan,

    Thanks for reading. Subsidized meaning that alumni donations allowed BU to lower the monthly rental cost/student. Otherwise the rent would have been $1100/month.

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