Grad Students Sent to Hotels

“I guess I don’t sleep very well in hotels,” said Brenner, who wasn’t looking forward to riding two subway stops to campus with her heavy casebooks.

Abrams, who said the University turned down her request for a written guarantee that she could move back in by October, was upset that she had to pay $175 a month for Internet access in the hotel.

“They told me there was no way Harvard would reimburse me for that,” she said.

Despite daily housekeeping and free breakfasts, students said they are beginning to miss the collegiality and homeliness of dormitory life.

“Now the novelty’s worn off a little. I want to be in my own bed with my own sheets,” Brenner said. “It feels like a hotel.”


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