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Resident assistants (RAs) at FAU are paid for 20 hours per week, but say they work many more than that, and their stipend doesn't reflect that. Melvin O'Neal, who worked as an RA at Fairfield Inn, said it was

Resident assistants say they work more hours than they’re paid for

November 27, 2019

FAU’s resident assistants are some of the best-paid RAs compared to other Florida universities. But some RAs say their compensation — $13 per hour for 20 hours a week — doesn’t actually cover the total time they work.

24-year-old mechanical engineering major Kate McPartland’s hotel bedroom is a king single that she pays $5,680 for, a price higher than any listed on-campus rate. Photo by Violet Castano

A look at life for students staying at Fairfield Inn

September 15, 2018

For the past month, more than 100 students have been living in a hotel two miles away from FAU. Why? Because Housing oversigned on contracts — whose rules may not be enforceable off campus.

The Fairfield Inn & Suites, located near FAU and Cinemark Palace 20 movie theater, will be the temporary housing for students who were told on campus housing was overbooked. Photo by Alexander Rodriguez

Over 100 FAU students will live in a hotel instead of a dorm this semester

August 16, 2018

Editor's note | August 22, 3:45 p.m. The previous version of this story incorrectly stated students haven't lived in hotels ...

Trevor Creamean, Saint Paul Allen, and George Naranjo’s bathroom in Algonquin. Violet Castano | Staff Photographer

On-campus residents battle mold in their bathrooms

April 11, 2018

Students believe housing isn’t doing enough to take care of the mold present in their dorms.

Photo courtesy of FAU.

Joint study between FAU and FIU shows rise in property prices

December 14, 2016

If you are looking to buy or rent a house in the near future, you should expect higher than usual price tags, according to the latest national index produced by Florida Atlantic and Florida International University business faculty.

Director of Housing Larry Faerman at an April 2015 event dubbed “Walk A Mile in Her Shoes,” put together by OwlsCare to 
promote Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Photo courtesy of Larry Faerman

University Village Apartments to undergo renovations in summer semester

April 27, 2016

  tudents living on the Boca campus this summer will be in the Innovation Village Apartments instead of the University ...

Photo courtesy of Petr Kratochvil

Students share their worst on-campus roommate experiences

April 12, 2016

Whether they are a blessing or a curse, many of us have had to live with roommates at some point in our lives. If that point is yours right now at Florida Atlantic, then you may have one or two bad roommate stories already under your belt.

Director of Housing Larry Faerman at an April 2015 event dubbed “Walk A Mile in Her Shoes,” put together by OwlsCare to 
promote Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Photo courtesy of Larry Faerman

Old Owl New Nest: Larry Faerman to be Director of Housing

April 29, 2015

Correction: The original version of this story claimed that Larry Faerman was a member of the class of 2019, and that he was seeking a second degree. In actuality, Faerman gr...

Photo by Gouthaman Raveendran | Contributing Photographer

Rooms for Improvement

January 24, 2015

The shoe-box sized dorm room, dining hall food and annoying roommates are all thought to be part of the quintessential college ...

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FAU Board of Trustees approves plan to increase 2015-2016 housing rates, despite opposition from Student Government

November 18, 2014

FAU’s Board of Trustees met today to discuss plans to increase student housing rates for the 2015-2016 school year. The plan...