By Jada Butler
LIU Post students have learned that discussions are underway for New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) students to reside in dorms on the LIU Post campus. NYIT and LIU Post are close neighbors on Northern Blvd. NYIT currently houses approximately 300 students in dorms on the SUNY Old Westbury campus. Discussions about NYIT students living on Post’s campus have been progressing throughout the semester.
“From time to time, the university is approached by third parties to discuss opportunities of this nature,” Michael Berthel, dean of students at LIU Post, said. “NYIT has approached LIU about possible residential housing partnerships, but no particulars have been established or commitments been made at this time.”
The benefit for LIU Post students would be possible access to the NYIT shuttle route, which would allow Post students easier and regular transportation to the NYIT Academic Health Center if they are in need of medical advice or treatment.
The Pioneer reported on April 4, 2017 that Post has been without a registered nurse on campus since spring 2017, when Constance Montalbano retired.