SJSU Students Don't Like Hotel Life

Displaced SJ State students protest housing policy

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2011  |  Updated 11:14 AM PDT
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SJSU Students Don't Like Hotel Life

 San Jose State University students are protesting a campus policy that has forced about 250 upperclassmen to live off-campus to make room for an unexpectedly large crop of freshmen.

SJSU students plan to march and rally on campus Tuesday over the decision to remove the upperclassmen from dormitories and ask them to live in a hotel three miles away.       

The California State University campus announced the move in July because they expected about 4,000 freshmen to enroll this fall, up from 2,760 last year.       

About 90 displaced students chose to live in the Clarion Hotel, while the others are living in off-campus apartments or staying with friends or family.

 Protest organizer Alyx Goodwin says the hotel has cramped rooms, no kitchen or cafeteria, unsafe surroundings and limited transportation to campus.
 

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