Iowa State University is shutting down one of it’s dorms for a least a year. John Shertzer of the residence department says dropping enrollment led to the decision to close Helser Hall. He says the Office of Admissions lowered the number of incoming students by 300, which amounts to around one-million dollars, forcing them to cut the budget. He says they’ve already cut the budget by three-million and felt this was the best way to do it. Shertzer says students hadn’t signed up yet for Helser next year, and the ones that wanted to come back will live in other dorms.He says they’ll be able to put all the students who wanted to return in dorms in the same area of campus as Helser. He says the closing will impact around 160 students and save one-point-seven million dollars. Shertzer says Helser could reopen if enrollment goes back up.
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