By Ida Arici and Chelsea L. Yurisic
INDIANA - Stephanie N. Bianco, a sophomore health and physical education major at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, lived in the Maple East suites for the 2009-2010 school year. She did not live there willingly.
"The only reason I stayed on campus was because it's convenient," said Bianco in an April 22 interview in the Stapleton Library. "They are expensive and cheaply made."
IUP's on-campus housing costs soared when the new suites replaced the old dormitories. And in academic year 2010-2011 the rents are going up again.