After only two months of being open for students, the dorms at UMass Boston are off to a rough start. Falling elevators, water spraying toilets, paper thin walls and lax security are just some of the complaints filed by students. According to the Boston Globe, Katherine Newman, UMass Boston’s interim chancellor said via statement to the Globe, “Nothing is more important than feeling safe and comfortable. At the same time, no system is perfect, and no new facility is devoid of glitches — and we take these and all concerns seriously.”
After the Globe’s article was published on Monday, UMass Boston students did received an email from Newman stating the problems would be fixed quickly. Newman also went on to state that she would be holding Capstone Development responsible for the issues. Capstone Development built the $120 million residence hall and is also in charge of the operation of the dorms. Student room and board fees go to Capstone, not to UMass
Hopefully these issues will be fixed ASAP – we shall see!