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University to Evict Man 13 Years After Graduation 19

Posted by samzenpus
from the until-the-wheels-come-off dept.
The party's over for Alkis Gerd'son. The University of Victoria has won a court decision and plans on evicting him from student housing almost 13 years after he graduated. Gerd'son had been arguing that the university was trying to evict him because he is disabled; while the university maintained that his failure to enroll in credit courses since 1997 was the real reason.


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University to Evict Man 13 Years After Graduation

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  • by jdkramar (803337)
    explains why I can never get into the good dorms. There are a bunch of middle age men camping in them!
  • One, that the courts took this long to get this far. Two, that the dude actually wants to stay in the dorms.
    • by jayme0227 (1558821) on Friday January 08, 2010 @03:12PM (#30698366) Journal

      When I went to college, we had very nice single-occupancy apartments built into many of our dorms. They usually weren't anything special compared to "normal" apartments, but they were cheap and had a good location within the city.

      • by Nutria (679911)

        When I went to college, we had very nice single-occupancy apartments built into many of our dorms.


        1. you're a girl,
        2. guys have pussied out in the past 30 years, or
        3. you went to a really expensive private school (which I guess is the same as option 2).
        • Re: (Score:2, Insightful)

          by Mytheral (774579)

          I've been in bad dorms and good dorms.

          Dorms with full kitchens/baths that make cheaper apartments look like doll houses for a fraction of the price.

          Then I've been in bare basic dorms that are just claustrophobic places to sleep, and the guy down the hall is trashed 24/7 and always too drunk to clean up his vomit.

          Every school and dorm building have different standards. *shrug*

          • by story645 (1278106)

            Dorms with full kitchens/baths that make cheaper apartments look like doll houses for a fraction of the price.

            I want your dorms. The ones my school offers cost more than equivalent apartments in the neighborhoods. Yearly rent with a roommate costs me about half what a shared dorm room would, and I get my own kitchen out of it.

    • by Brunellus (875635)
      Courts have nothing to do with it--a court can only order him out if the landlord has asked the court to do so. What you should wonder at is why the UNIVERSITY took so long in getting him out of there.
  • Rincewind? (Score:3, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 08, 2010 @07:23PM (#30701792)

    Is that you, Rincewind?

  • 13 years in the dorms -- gotta be Lazlo, running off Publisher Clearinghouse entries by the carload.

  • take a cooking class - you know he's still in the dorms because he's too lazy to cook for himself.
  • ugh (Score:3, Insightful)

    by ILuvRamen (1026668) on Sunday January 10, 2010 @04:19AM (#30713340)
    People need to grow some balls and call people dishonest scammers even if they're disabled. Why is it like every handicapped person magically is an angel? There are lying assholes out there like this guy just as much as any group. It's like saying all *insert race here* people are perfect (or bad). And he gets a second thumbs down from me in that he's using his disability as an excuse for all this. What a jackass!
  • I liked living on campus when I was a student, but I had to move off campus because my school wouldn't let me stay there during the 8 weeks of "summer vacation" while I was working 60 hours a week in a lab on research for my thesis and enrolled in fall classes already.

    And this university let him live in student housing for 13 years without him taking a class (and pretty much clear that he wasn't going to take a class)?

  • by rakslice (90330)

    In BC, the Residential Tenancy Act has a blanket exemption for educational institutions' student/staff housing []. That kind of thing isn't doesn't exist everywhere... I vaguely remember some cases about unlawful evictions against Ontario universities back when I lived there decades ago, and I see they have a narrower educational exemption... []

    Does it really surprise people that universities would need the same kinds of grounds for an eviction as any other landlord?

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