By Deirdre Fernandes of the Boston Globe –
At the newest residence hall for Northeastern University students, kitchens come with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. Floor-to-ceiling windows bathe rooms in sunshine, and residents can exercise in a state-of-the-art fitness center or study by a fireplace in the lobby.
The dorm room has gone upscale. But when they open this fall, the rooms will come at a price, one likely out of reach for many low-income Northeastern students or those on financial aid.