Settegast 1st Floor: Nicole Williams. Amy Cauble, Cyndi Carullo, Maya
Waldman, Mike Spurlock, Edgar Williams. Mary Scheltz, Greg Valley, Don
Easterling, Carl Wagner, Rick Ellis, Jimmy Parks, Rachel Wilson, Christine
Garibay. Jim Magdych, Dave Jurecka, Bryan Burns. Photo by Mark Lacy.
Settegast 2nd Floor: Scott Robinson (RA), Mariah Cade, Christine Warren,
Basar Karcioglu, Caffiyyah Salahuddin, Mary Ann Henke, Aaron Auzenne,
Mark Palicki, Rob Milton, Chris Walker. Photo by Mark Lacy.
Settegast 3rd Floor: Jill Fulton, Brett Gensler, Deanna Moshor, Cindy
Gonzales, Stephanie Kuhn, Christoph Graham, Matthew Hogan, Selcuk
Karakaplan, Marc Wessels, Lillian Franklin, Robert Pantoja, Patrick Park,
Norma Deller, Michelle Bradley, Demetria Shields, Sammie Foster, Russel
Krenek, Amanda Maceo, Will Greve (RA), Brett Gehring, Melanie Barr (RA).
Photo by Mark Lacy-
Calling The Lounge Home
Some Students Left Roomless
curtains and cardboard closets were not the epitome of
dorm living. However, for
some of Moody Tower's residences it had to do.
Though the Towers
had redefined living out of
a suitcase, its "lounge lizards" residents were not
"I don't mind," said
junior percussion performance major Terreon
Gullys. "I'm just happy I got
a place to stay."
"If they let me stay
here, I'll make my own curtains," said Christopher
Irwin, a 20-year-old electrical engineering major who
lives in the north tower's
seventh floor lounge. "I'm
gonna be mad if they move
me next week because I already set my stuff up."
Regardless of criticisms, if a student paid for a
room, a student should have
gotten a room, the situation
was quite the contrary.
Students who lived
in the lounges chose to do
so and received the same
services as those in regular
dorm rooms, including
"The students knew
up front that they would be
in the lounges," said Sandy
Coltharp, assistant director
of Residential Life and
The process of placing students in one of the
towers' 1,100 rooms was
sort of a guessing game.
The housing department
anticipated some students who signed housing agreements would not
be staying there.
don't get accepted to UH
and have to go to another
school, so they can't receive housing," Coltharp
said. "Other students simply change their minds
about accepting housing
or are no-shows."
hopefuls were made
aware of the possibility of
not getting a room and
were put on an overflow
list which would place
them as soon as it is available.
However, the outlook last year was positive. Year before last, the
towers had an excess of
100 students living in the
lounges, said , assistant
director of Housing Services.
Some students remained in lounges for the
entirety of the semester,
Coltharp said. "Learning
from our hard-knocks, we
did not want to put that
many people in overflow.
Last year there
were only 29 students in
overflow and all were expected to be place.