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Forum: Development Projects 05-28-2018, 07:25 AM
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Posted By shmessy
Re: UMass Boston Residence Hall 1 | Columbia Point | Dorchester

In my area, if Virginia can do George Mason University and Maryland can do UMBC (both around 50-50 commuter-residence), then there is no reason why UMass Boston can't pull itself up to 50-50...
Forum: Development Projects 05-27-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 38,669
Posted By shmessy
Re: UMass Boston Residence Hall 1 | Columbia Point | Dorchester

Amen. Some patrons want to "keep 'em down on the farm". How about letting these kids soar? Ever thought about the reason why so many tech buildings now emphasize comingling and socializing - - to...
Forum: Development Projects 05-11-2018, 10:28 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 38,669
Posted By shmessy
Re: UMass Boston Residence Hall 1 | Columbia Point | Dorchester

".....I’m well aware of the importance of not romanticizing poverty, crime, “good old days when it was hard but real.......”

Great, so what's your argument?

In the meantime, the reality is...
Forum: Development Projects 05-11-2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 38,669
Posted By shmessy
Re: UMass Boston Residence Hall 1 | Columbia Point | Dorchester

Wuuuut?

"..... just looking nicer and reducing crime doesn’t mean the whole city actually benefits."

:confused:

You're right FK4, not EVERYONE in the city benefits when Boston is beautified...
Forum: Development Projects 05-11-2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 38,669
Posted By shmessy
Re: UMass Boston Residence Hall 1 | Columbia Point | Dorchester

You've evidently never been to Amherst.

https://www.thrillist.com/eat/nation/best-college-towns-in-america-for-food-and-drink
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Forum: Development Projects 05-11-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 38,669
Posted By shmessy
Re: UMass Boston Residence Hall 1 | Columbia Point | Dorchester

Once again. UMass Amherst is 81% in-state students.

UMass Boston doesn't have to attract a majority out of state/international student population to have competency and a healthy school budget. ...
Forum: Development Projects 05-11-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 38,669
Posted By shmessy
Re: UMass Boston Residence Hall 1 | Columbia Point | Dorchester

You keep throwing all this socio-political stuff out there indiscriminately without any reliance on facts.

UMass Amherst is harder to get into than UMass Boston, has the #1 nationally ranked...
Forum: Development Projects 05-10-2018, 11:25 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 38,669
Posted By shmessy
Re: UMass Boston Residence Hall 1 | Columbia Point | Dorchester

Which is a HUGE win for Boston.

Northeastern never used to attract out of state and international students. These kids now come here and spend lots of their parents' money. And that has a huge...
Forum: Development Projects 05-10-2018, 11:14 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 38,669
Posted By shmessy
Re: UMass Boston Residence Hall 1 | Columbia Point | Dorchester

Northeastern is now a great school. I get your cost argument, but "not wanting to feel like an outsider"???? Okeeeeee......'I'll choose the school where graduates start out at 30K per year instead...
Forum: Development Projects 05-08-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 38,669
Posted By shmessy
Re: UMass Boston Residence Hall 1 | Columbia Point | Dorchester

C'mon. What percentage of UMass Boston students will be housed in this dorm?

But let's say 25-50% become residents eventually. Gaining that component is what helped Northeastern immensely over...
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