Following the uproar surrounding New York University’s lack of “guaranteed housing” for all students in the 2014-2015 academic year, the university announced Monday that the Langone Medical Center will officially be accepting housing applications to make up for the lack of space.
The hospital, despite currently functioning at maximum capacity, will clear out 500 of it’s 1069 beds to create 250 comfortably-sized doubles. Current patients will be assessed on the severity of their condition, and then unceremoniously expelled no matter how close they are to death’s cold grip. When asked how NYU would conduct the process of evaluating patients, a representative from the hospital comments, “They’ll be just fine. What’s really important to us is making sure that NYU students get the most out of their college experience, and living on-campus is, in our opinion, a vital aspect of that.”
Freshmen and upper-classmen alike will have access to several amenities, including the hospital’s own dining hall, robotic beds, life support systems, and college-educated room service. Prospective nursing students will also get a first-hand glance into the sights, sounds, and smells of a hospital environment.
Like the rest of NYU’s dorms, Langone, located directly on the East River, gives students the unique experience of being both a citizen of New York as well as a full-time student. In addition to several hospitals, the area is also home to AMC Loews Kips Bay Movie Theater, where adventurous students can catch the latest thrilling blockbuster or sidesplitting romantic comedy. In terms of the location, RA Frank, who will be spending his next semester watching over students at Langone Hospital, couldn’t be happier, saying, “It kind of made logical sense, seeing as most of the freshmen tend to end up here at one point or another anyway.”