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  • Being Proactive in Dealing With ‘What’s Next’ for Student Housing

    It’s no surprise to those who own, operate, and manage off-campus housing communities that today’s college student, their parents, and the university all expect more out of the residential living-learning experience.  It begins with the experience of living on campus where today’s residence halls have gone through complete makeovers and renovations with regards to technology, finishes, and the...
  • It’s High Time to Talk Medicinal Marijuana

    When I was 13, I went to my very first concert. My mom and uncle took me to see my favorite band, Third Eye Blind, at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Maryland. Two minutes into the show, Mom turned to me and said, “Do you smell that, Lauren? That’s pot. Don’t breathe it in!” Confused as to how I would enjoy the rest of the concert while holding my breath, I nodded, made a mental note and continued...
  • Through the Perilous Fight

    I recently had the opportunity to attend the USA vs. Panama game at Century Link Field in Seattle. It was a day of patriotic celebration and happiness. Fireworks, fútbol chants and team spirit filled the streets of Pioneer Square. This was a match to remember.  The scarves that we received as part of the pricey ticket package sported the slogan “Through the Perilous Fight.” After hanging it on my...
  • Bacon, Wine and Life-Long Residents

    I’ve been to a million (OK, four) pool parties at my apartment community. Sure, I got some free hot dogs and a cup of lemonade, but after several summers of the same old, I have no desire to reunite with Oscar Mayer.  It’s hard to come up with new, affordable resident events, but according to July 10’s Webinar Wednesday, “Reinvent the Resident Event,” doing so is necessary to attract and retain...

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