This Northeastern dorm is the first of its kind in Boston
The Boston Globe - 03/27/2016
The East Village tower at Northeastern University looks just like any other dorm in Boston, if a bit more shiny and new than most.
But in one important way it’s the first of its kind.
East Village is the first dorm in Boston to be financed by private developers, and two more — including a second at Northeastern and one at UMass Boston — are being planned using private financing and private operators. Several other local colleges and universities are exploring the idea, and other schools are watching closely.