It’s time for housing upgrades

OUR VIEW: If it's broke, fix it. Legacy Hall, our newest residence hall, opened in August of last year and with it came brand new furniture. It's easily our most contemporary building on campus, and there's no doubt about it — whether you want to actually live there or not, it's still a nice … [Read more...]

Choosing a home away from home

Coming to a college campus for the first time, especially as a first-time student, can be daunting. Just the notion of all the opportunity and freedom is enough to make anyone’s head spin. But with freedom comes responsibility, and one of the first tough decisions incoming students have to make is … [Read more...]

New police, housing directors take part in meet and greet

Newly appointed Chief of Police Patrick Coggins and Director of Residence Life and Housing Kristi Schulte were the focal points of the meet and greet on March 9 in Comanche Suites.“It’s been a busy month, I’ve spent a lot of time looking at protocol and process in the department,” Coggins … [Read more...]

New residence hall only beginning of housing expansion

Economic development | Enrollment | Budget | Nursing | Housing | International enrollment | Crime | Greek life As part of an effort to provide on-campus housing for an increasing number of residential students, a new residence hall is under construction for next fall but remains slightly … [Read more...]

Parents balance studies with children

They have no social life. Their life is fuller of responsibility than the average student. Getting calls from off-campus day care during class and missing their children aren’t problems the average student experiences. To top it off, MSU does not offer day care and has few special events … [Read more...]

Staff Editorial: If it’s broke, fix it

Most people who live or have  lived in campus housing are well aware of the multitude of ongoing problems with campus housing. With the construction for a new residence hall, a new problem has surfaced – the maintenance issues in the dorm halls and apartments are not being attended to with the same … [Read more...]

Resident assistants help students avoid bad decisions

For freshman it’s time to go off to college and, finally, to be away from the parents. However, being all alone with so much freedom can lead to problems. That's where resident assistants come in. With the pressures of college—especially in the first year—younger students will certainly make some … [Read more...]

Housing assignments remain confusing

With the housing lottery just having passed, students are still confused regarding their room assignments. A change in the lottery system made the process of getting requested room and roommates more difficult, especially for the nearly 80 room-less students who have been put on a waiting … [Read more...]

Housing, dining director to take over Study Abroad

As Larry Williams, sociology professor and director of the Study Abroad Program, reaches retirement this May, Michael Mills, director of housing and dining services, will take over Williams' position June 1 this summer. "I’m very fortunate and very honored to have the opportunity to take over … [Read more...]

Board of Regents approves funds for new dorm, mass comm facility

The Board of Regents approved a 500-bed housing project and an addition to the east side of the Fain Fine Arts Center to house the Mass Communication Department. The board approved a maximum bonding of the project at $38.25 million, $5 million of which will fund the mass communication building. … [Read more...]