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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by crusaderfan View Post
    Yellow signs as in rezoning?? So the plans are to gut the dorms and rebuild them on the inside to provide apt housing type deals for faculty and such?? How does the enrollment have to grow to have this to happen?? I dont see this happening if at all...just smoke and mirrors to me...everytime they have talked about expanding something on campus NOTHING gets done...so I wont believe in it until SOMETHING starts happening! Just like the gym expansion they talked about few yrs ago..when it was mentioned it sounded like they would start construction within a few months of the article written but MAYBE things are starting to change on that end..got a new floor this summer, lobby repainted again...just a start, but main thing is seating; i swear that gym is SO far out of code its not even funny..in 5 yrs that gym will be 50 yrs old!! Too bad Temple doesnt have the millions like most colleges like Lee have to build buildings every so often; if that were the case, Temple prob has a new state of the art basketball facility and upgraded athletic facilities like soccer and baseball...maybe even throw in a softball field somewhere on campus...that way all facilities are in one place and easy to get to..
    Yes, re-zoning signs.
    [Translating] Nonsense isn't easy, especially when you don't know what it means.
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  2. #12
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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dejoy View Post
    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.
    Dejoy, I agree with you regarding housing for marrieds and older students. For years money was raised and spent on building dorms for singles. What CRusaderfan desires is more athletic facilities which, of course, that kind of sports life is more appealing to singles. TTU is such a mess, but perhaps, it will begin to pull out of the slump. One reason Temple doesn't have millions like other schools is because the leadership never wanted to have an endownment. All funds were to be spent. Kinda like living from pay check to pay check. Another factor it seems to me is alienation of constituent churches. There are no easy answers, but hopefully our once great school can become a viviable and vibrant institution once more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dejoy View Post
    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.
    I say renovate DeMoss Hall as needed and bulldoze Martin and Phillips Halls and start completely over with mult-story apartment housing on those lots. Renovating those old, dilapidated dorm rooms meant for singles will cost as much as starting from scratch. Just think about the plumbing and electrical costs involved alone.

    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 02:40 PM.

 

 
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