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Thu Mar 1, 2018, 06:32 AM

College dropout refuses to leave her dorm room

NEW YORK -- She loves the college life — just not the classes.

Hunter College is waging a court battle to evict a stubborn student who refuses to leave her dorm room some two years after dropping out.

Delaware native Lisa S. Palmer — who has not paid rent since 2016 — refuses to leave Room E579 at the school’s 425 E. 25th St. co-ed dormitory, according to an eviction lawsuit filed in Manhattan Supreme Court.

The 32-year-old “racked up a staggering $94,000 in unpaid residence hall charges on account of her continued occupancy, all the while ignoring Hunter College’s service of additional vacate notices,” said the suit.

Read more: https://nypost.com/2018/02/28/college-dropout-refuses-to-leave-her-dorm-room/

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Reply College dropout refuses to leave her dorm room (Original post)
TexasTowelie Mar 2018 OP
brush Mar 2018 #1
madaboutharry Mar 2018 #2
Amsterdammer Mar 2018 #3
PoliticAverse Mar 2018 #8
Amsterdammer Mar 2018 #10
BumRushDaShow Mar 2018 #4
LisaM Mar 2018 #5
avebury Mar 2018 #6
Amsterdammer Mar 2018 #7
avebury Mar 2018 #9
tirebiter Mar 2018 #11

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 07:06 AM

1. Hey, what do you expect? It's hard to find a rent-free place in the middle of Manhattan.

She's got a job even so the way to look at is to think of the thousands in rent money she's pocketed sine 2016—that's all gravy, baby.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 07:09 AM

2. .There is a important information missing here.

It would have been helpful to include an explanation of New York state law in this article. There must be particular tenant rights that are preventing Hunter College from having law enforcement from putting her belongings out in the street, along with those of the 67 year old nurse living down the hall.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 07:30 AM

3. Just guessing here, but...

I'm not an attorney and am not aware of NY state law.

It was stated that the college does have a policy that in order to maintain residence at their dormitories, only full time students (I believe that's considered at least 12 credit hours per semester) and students maintaining a certain GPA (usually 2.0) have the rights to live in the dorms. Since she has neither and this is a college, not a typical landlord/tenant relationship, and that space could have been utilized by a student meeting those requirements, and on top of that she has not paid a dime for 2+ years...WTF? She works, she has ignored eviction notices, the paper did not state if she has procured an attorney to "fight" this thing...

Hey, Hunter College, wait till she leaves for work, throw her shit to the curb, change the lock...and wait to see if she will take you to court...she's laughing her ass off at you, takin' the piss out on you!!

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Response to Amsterdammer (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 08:33 AM

8. New York City has strict laws concerning eviction - only a marshal acting under a court order...

can legally remove someone and/or their possessions from their residence.

See:
http://nycourts.gov/courts/nyc/housing/lockouts.shtml

If you have legally occupied an apartment for at least 30 days (with or without a lease), you may not be evicted without a court order awarding a judgment of possession and warrant of eviction against you. This is a violation of the "illegal eviction law" and is a misdemeanor.

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #8)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 10:13 AM

10. Ok, fine...

But 2 years of non-payment and not being a student seems good enough for a college to go and get a court order, eh??

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 07:55 AM

4. Here's the article about the nurse

who has been in there for almost 38 years (along with other nurses when that building housed a school of nursing).

https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Nurse-Lived-in-Dorm-Room-for-Decades-Report-NYC-Hunter-College-474525823.html

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 08:08 AM

5. I liked my dorm room, too.

A few times when I have been back to Ann Arbor, I have been able to get into my dorm, and once I saw into my old room. Sigh. I loved it then, but for most people, there is a shelf life.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 08:23 AM

6. While I am not sure how she racked up $94,000

in two years (it appears rather high for the short period of time) the College needs to go after her for that money as well. If they can get a court ruling they can then get an order of garnishment, serve it on her employer and start to collect money from the girl.

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Response to avebury (Reply #6)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 08:30 AM

7. Yep!

A terrible precedent the school is setting. They're all nothing but sponges, the ones freeloading like this, and are counting on this spineless sort of response. Show these types what you are made of and it will end!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 08:36 AM

9. Oh good Lord! I went back and read the article and she enrolled in Hunter in 2010

after a stint at St. John's University in Queens. Did she ever have any intention of finishing a degree program? It really makes you wonder if she ever attended as a full time student because she was there more then long enough to complete a dregree if she was a full time student. Her six year stint there might have played a role in how the college handled her.

I wonder how long she was at St. John's University and how she came to leave that school.

At some point you need to finish your program, graduate and leave (unless you are going to further enroll in a graduate degree program). It sounds like she has never even completed an undergraduate degree.

There is more to this story then Palmer complaining that she is a victim.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 04:12 PM

11. Just make her an RA

No admittance to the cafeteria, though.

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