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City Club Discusses Student Housing

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s an evolution that happened over time–the west University area morphed into a neighborhood chock full of student housing.

That’s created some conflicts, like party noise and underage drinking.

The City Club of Eugene tackled the issue Friday while hearing from the university’s housing director about how he resolves those conflicts. One of the keys: Getting students to live on campus.

“Strong connections with academic programs are really at the heart and soul of what university housing is about. It’s the main reason the university is in the business of housing at all is to help students to be succesful,” said Michael Griffel, UO Director of Student Housing.

The university boasts about 24,000 students. More than 3,500 of those live on campus.

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