NGUYEN | The Tale of Cornell’s Broken Housing Market

How did a humble college town in upstate New York become one of the least affordable zip codes in the United States? To piece together some answers, I turned to a number of local historical and academic sources. What I unearthed was a loose narrative of a small town warping under the weight of student demand.

MEIDENBAUER | Cornell and The Ithaca Affordable Housing Crisis

For Cornell specifically, the North Campus expansion project could be a really good opportunity to mitigate some of the damage; though instead of increasing enrollment with the facilities, the University should focus on attracting and housing current students.  The requirement to live on campus through sophomore year should help ease the pressure of students in Collegetown, but is it enough?