I remember what the married and older students had to live in when I was a Temple...scary to say the least! I hope that they will be able to find the money to renovate.
Perhaps this is what the trend for Christian universities. I got my master's degree from Columbia International University many moons ago. Anyway...about a year ago they built apartments for the married students and older students. They had the same problem as Temple when it came to married/older student housing. When I was there I did live on campus but many of my friends lived in some very scary places.
The article Kevin posted says Temple won't build/refurbish right away but will do so as residential student enrollment increases. That means it probably won't happen. I know the "build it and they will come" scenario sounds kooky, but if they don't make some major campus improvements, including student housing, they can forget students wanting to live on campus.
I know it is easy for me to say because I don't have to come up with the money to do it, but if the school wants to be a viable institution five to ten to twenty years from now, it has to invest in its decaying infrastructure, or even consider another campus property to gradually start over on in a better part of town. If TTU wants to move beyond hand-to-mouth existence and survive long-term, long term solutions must be implemented now.
Last edited by rsteelecam; 12-16-2011 at 01:40 PM.