Build dorms, not stadiums

As a graduate student, I want to draw attention to the high rents around campus. For instance, one can hardly find a one-bedroom apartment for $600, which is a tremendous amount for a graduate student, i.e. half of the salary in the Institute of Technology department.

The University could negotiate with the landlords in the neighborhood and pull the rents down a little bit. The University could build some dorms for graduate students. This University does not need an extra sports facility, but a dorm for graduate students for cheap living, as well as additional parking spaces for people living off-campus.

The University has done a great job with the U-Pass. I really appreciate that. It is a good saving for students living off-campus. Now, I look forward to a cheaper accommodation from the University.

Baris Mustafa Kazar, graduate student, electrical and computer engineering