• Joel Brown

    Staff Writer

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    Joel Brown is a staff writer at BU Today and Bostonia magazine. He’s written more than 700 stories for the Boston Globe and has also written for the Boston Herald and the Greenfield Recorder. Profile

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There are 4 comments on Room Selection Goes Online

  1. As an alum, I commend BU in beginning an online system. This will alleviate a lot of anxieties for students abroad as well, who previously had to have a friend do housing selection for them as a proxy. I think that it is so helpful to have more Housing employees available to speak about concerns and the experience of living on-campus, as opposed to being bogged down in administrative tasks. I would’ve really appreciated the online selection system as a student and I have no doubt that many current students are very appreciative too!

  2. 25 years too late.

    But seriously, it makes no sense that this wasn’t implemented sooner, especially considering the internet isn’t exactly a new thing. The old process, especially for room swaps, was tedious, requiring a walk around to all dorms to look at the postings on the direct swap bulletin board in each dorm. Future students will never know this struggle — a good thing.

  3. Hi is there any possible way you can share the name of the systems program that they use? I am looking to incorporate something like this for employee housing for seasonal work.

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