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Just a regular old Van Wilder. Sort of.
Let’s all talk about Lisa S. Palmer, a Delaware native who hasn’t been going to classes at Hunter College in New York since 2016. Why? Well she’s a college dropout, and yet for some reason she’s refusing to leave her dorm room.
Palmer has not even paid rent since 2016 according to an eviction lawsuit filed in Manhattan Supreme Court. The 32-year-old, according to the suit, “racked up a staggering $94,000 in unpaid residence hall charges on account of her continued occupancy, all the while ignoring Hunter College’s service of additional vacate notices.”
“As of today, June 7, 2016 you are still in occupancy of the aforementioned room,” Michell Quock, assistant director of residence life, wrote to Palmer two summers ago. Last fall a Hunter attorney continued the battle to get rid of Palmer, sending her an eviction notice that said in bold-faced type: “THIRTY DAY NOTICE OF TERMINATION.”
“You are required to vacate and surrender the premises on or before Oct. 31, 2017 at 12:00 p.m.,” the attorney wrote. But the former geography major, who now works for an architecture firm, refused to budge.
“I plan on fighting the lawsuit and while I fight it, I’m going to stay,” Palmer told The Post from outside her messy, 100-square-foot single, which is adorned with a lava lamp, a dream catcher and piles of dirty dishes. Though school officials say Palmer dropped out, she insists Hunter refused to let her register for fall 2016 classes after she disputed her housing and tuition bill.
“I felt that it was a miscommunication initially, but after I met with the dean I felt that they were starting to treat me unfairly. It was like, ‘Get out,’” she said.
Palmer is even saying that she “feels very isolated” since she’s a woman in her 30s living in a college dorm room. The solution? Moving out and accepting the fact that your life isn’t the plot of a bad comedy movie that is released in the month of January.
— The Briefing Room (@Briefing__Room) March 1, 2018
As of right now, the fight continues for the school trying to give her the boot.