MIT to Swap Parking Lot for 550-Bed Dorm

With the construction of a newly-announced dorm, MIT says it will complete a two-year-old pledge to reduce pressure on the Cambridge, Somerville and Boston housing markets by boosting its graduate student housing by 50 percent.

Suffolk Buys Downtown Hotel for $61.7M

A downtown hotel which helped kick off a run of boutique hotels in the heart of Boston will become a dorm after Suffolk University closed on a $61.7 million purchase, according to information filed in the Suffolk Registry of Deeds.

Simmons Files Proposal for 21-Story Dorm Tower

Simmons University filed plans with the Boston Planning & Development Agency Thursday to consolidate the 1,036 dorm rooms, athletics and dining facilities into a 250-foot, 21-story tower on the site of the school’s current science center.