The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, February 02, 1979, Image 5

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THE BATTALION FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1979 Page 5 IS ts Some spaces beingfUled by 'walk-ins Many dorm rooms vacant this spring S By JEAN LONGSERRE Battalion Reporter Too many students and not e| T'atioiuj jnough dorm spaces was the hous- ^J^i-'dng department’s problem in the r °posit{ [I, Now the department faces too are ® jany dorm spaces and not enough ‘dualfr. |udents to fill them. Ricans* : About Il5 of the 5,949 non-Corps ® ' e gisli firm spaces are empty this semes- ^ re fetf fcr and most are expected to remain fcmpty, said Ron Sasse, director of lan ^lirtudent affairs for student housing. m ® ure *B"We haven’t been completely full •bytogr, in the spring semester for a long ’ said Sasse. But this semester number of empty spaces is a lit tle higher than in past years. "Each semester we have to pre- s does dem: Propo! at slasl nation' diet how many spaces will be availa ble for the next semester,” Sasse said. “All we have is past records to base those predictions on.” Sasse explained that dorm resi dents are required to fill out housing cards at the end of each semester. These cards state whether a resident is keeping the space, moving off campus, or transferring to another dorm. “We have to make our assign ments for the spring usually about the same time sign-up is going on,” Sasse said, “so we really don’t know much more than when we started, because we have to make our pre diction before we see the cards.” This semester, the housing de er have] d, s t gettin(| ited.” ferenJttj ome ski ;sue will legist hod, a iters sip in thelj fate, times triplet sets horn ante day, hospital United Press International \ CHICAGO — Triplets are born lice in 81,000 births — but it hap- ened twice on the same day at a outh Side hospital. ; Two sets of triplets were born jlmost simultaneously” around ion Wednesday at Michael Reese [ospital, a spokeswoman said. Kenneth and Leah Rawson of Prop: 'ilmette, Ill.,are the parents of two pound girls and one 4-pound boy. partment’s prediction for empty spaces was low. Sasse explained that empty dorm spaces can hurt the University financially. “The amount of impact is related to the number of vacancies,” he said. This year, due to the over assignment problem of the fall, the University will probably not suffer a significant financial loss. “We bene fited from the extra income.” Sasse gave several reasons for the housing department’s low predic tion. “We didn’t expect the deans’ block list to be as high as it was,” he said. The “block” list is a list of stu dents blocked from returning to the University due to poor grades. “No-shows were also up just a lit tle,” Sasse said. “No-shows” are students who do not return to school and don’t bother to inform the hous ing department. “The reason they don’t tell any body is usually because they have already forfeited their deposit and they don’t think they need to say anything,” said Sasse. Dorm deposit is $65. “There were 90 men and 25 women no-shows this semester,” said Sasse. He explained that, be tween the 115 no-shows and other students who gave up their rooms for some reason, the housing de partment found itself with about 145 empty spaces. “The first thing we did was send out letters to people on the dorm waiting list,” Sasse said. “But most of the students had made arrange ments to live somewhere else.” Sasse said most students living in apartments are required to sign a nine-month lease. “Usually the lease can’t be broken,” Sasse said. “Even if a lease can be broken, there are not many people who could afford the change from an apartment to dorm.” Sasse explained that the student making the change would probably have to forfeit the apartment de posit, sublease the apartment, pay for the dorm space and pay the dorm deposit. Sasse said that about 30 of the 145 spaces were filled by “walk-ins,” people who had not applied for a dorm space, but came into the hous ing office and asked for a space. “We didn’t take any walk-ins until we had checked with people on the waiting list,” Sasse said. There were 30 walk-ins, 20 men and 10 women. “After we assigned the walk-ins there were still about 115 empty spaces,” said Sasse. “We have done everything we can to fill the spaces,” he said. “There isn’t much more we can do.” shIrts Hh Woodstone Center 907 Harvey Rd. (Hwy. 30) 693-9308 “W/e Sell Shirts” Open 9-10 JflHIEAlC CILAJfJf FOR A CLASSY CUT. CALL 846-4771 The babies were delivered by Caesarean section. Three girls — weighing 3 pounds, 4 ounces; 3 pounds, 5 ounces, and 4 pounds, 8 ounces — were born to Thomas and Jane Cooper of Chicago. The Cooper infants were put in the hospital’s special care nursery as a precaution “because they are so little,” the spokeswoman said. Tell the Battalion just ‘What’s Up’ The What’s Up column is for or ganizations, clubs and societies that want to inform readers. Information should be submitted on a form available in The Battalion, Room 216, Reed McDonald Build ing. Information should include the name of the organization, time and place of the meeting, and any im portant details, like the subject of the meeting. Forms are next to the black box in the Battalion office. Information should be submitted three days prior before the event. YOURje^€L3VSTOP€ itry, btl /as a a. It it been to yoursel' Jarvis s. ported ierai b years. Creijfl iplewrf Ford 'k' v Yorlf : engitf ***** )|NG RY? inies mat' m )or# : 25% off all earrings Now thru Valentine's Day Northgate 415 University Drive 846-5816 2 PRICE FALL & WINTER 696-9626 it V'i ■ " Architectural • Civil • Electrical • Mechanical Engineers What do the 1980 Olympics, Miller Brewing and General Motors have in common? 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