GSU got 10,504 applications for fall 2009 from freshmen -- up 25 percent over last year’s record of 8,409.What should we do with all these freshman? Build them dorms!
Seriously, Georgia State produced an updated Master Plan in 2005 that included 1,500 housing units at Wall Street and Pryor Street. I have no idea if the University is still planning on this, but I say please go ahead and build them. I know money is tight right now, but isn't this the sort of capital improvement/job creation type of stuff we need the government to be doing during a recession? It isn't really "pork barrel" type funding - it is investing in education.