Austin's Morning News

Blog > Austin's Morning News > Today’s Students Don’t Have to Suffer if They Hate Their Roommates

Today’s Students Don’t Have to Suffer if They Hate Their Roommates

Over the last few years, many colleges and universities have adopted online roommate matching programs that help incoming students look for and select their own first-year roommates. Like dating sites, the roommate analytics systems can match people based on preferences like music volume, sociability and even tolerance for snoring.

But schools are not offering first-year students roommate personalization engines merely to ease their transition to college life, as I noted in my article for Sunday Business this week. These educational institutions are trying to reduce an expensive problem: roommate conflicts so severe that they can prompt students to transfer or drop out before their sophomore year.

Read more: http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/07/20/todays-students-dont-have-to-suffer-if-they-hate-their-roommates/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0

Austin's Morning News

A jury has found Gene Vela not guilty of aggravated assault of public servant. After the prosecution presented its...
A young mother is raising her 18-month-old child in a converted single-car garage -- a snapshot of the extreme,...
A Colorado boy, six, was given a one-day suspension after aiming his fingers at a classmate in the shape of a gun...
After receiving phone calls from parents concerned about a rat problem at one of Austin ISD's schools, KVUE went...
A single Silicon Valley mother says out-of-control rental prices have forced her to move into a garage, for which...