A 32-year-old college dropout at Hunter College has refused to leave her dorm room two years after dropping out, prompting the college to evict her.
Lisa S. Palmer, a former Hunter College student, has refused to leave her dorm room two years after dropping out of school. Palmer, who has not paid rent since 2016, is currently facing an eviction lawsuit in the Manhattan Supreme Court.
Palmer “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,” the lawsuit reads.
“You are required to vacate and surrender the premises on or before Oct. 31, 2017 at 12:00 p.m.,” the attorney for the suit wrote.
Despite the lawsuit, Palmer refuses to leave. “I plan on fighting the lawsuit and while I fight it, I’m going to stay,” Palmer said in a comment to the New York Post.
Administrators at Hunter College say that Palmer dropped out in the fall of 2016. But Palmer maintains that they refused to let her register for classes after administrators fought with her over his 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,’” Palmer said.