Housing rates will increase for all Temple University housing buildings next year, it was announced at the Temple University Board of Trustees’ spring meeting on March 11.
The increase of three percent is lower than last year, when the board approved an increase of 4.5 percent.
Under the proposal, the yearly rate for a double room in Johnson, Hardwick and Peabody hall will increase from $4,496 to $4,632.
The rates for suites in White Hall, 1940 and 1300 rose about $145 and will range from $4954 to $4992; apartments in Temple Towers and Kardon will cost between $5280 ($156 increase) in Towers to $6202 ($182 increase) for a one-person unit in 1300.
The rates for graduate housing will also rise by three percent.
These housing rates are lower than those of some area universities, including St. Joseph’s and the University of Pennsylvania, but higher than Penn State and the University of Delaware, according to statistics provided by the board.
Tenure was awarded to two professors at the meeting. Although the names of professors receiving tenure are not usually mentioned at the board meetings, University President David Adamany broke this tradition due to unusual circumstances.
History professor Mary Procida was awarded tenure posthumously. The tenure process had been speeded up for the 43-year-old Procida, who died of melanoma on March 5, in the hope of recognizing her achievements before her illness became terminal, Adamany said.
“We wanted to make sure people knew people knew how highly regarded she was,” he said.
“It is a great loss to the Temple and to her young family.”
The board also approved the replacement of air conditioning chillers in the School of Pharmacy, the Bell building and Annenberg and Barrack halls, as well as roof repairs to Anderson Hall and the School of Dentistry’s building.
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