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n. a person who lives in a particular place. However, the term is vague depending on the permanence of the occupation. (See: residence)

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RESIDENT, international law. A minister, according to diplomatic language, of a third order, less in dignity than an ambassador, or an envoy. This term formerly related only to the continuance of the minister's stay, but now it is confined to ministers of this class.
     2. The resident does not represent the prince's person in his dignity, but only his affairs. His representation is in reality of the same nature as that of the envoy; hence he is often termed, as well as the envoy, a minister of the second order, thus distinguishing only two classes of public ministers, the former consisting of ambassadors who are invested with the representative character in preeminence, the latter comprising all other ministers, who do not possess that exalted character. This is the most necessary distinction, and indeed the only essential one. Vattel liv. 4, c. 6, 73.

RESIDENT, persons. A person coming into a place with intention to establish his domicil or permanent residence, and who in consequence actually remains there. Time is not so essential as the intent, executed by making or beginning an actual establishment, though it be abandoned in a longer, or shorter period. See 6 Hall's Law Journ. 68; 3 Hagg. Eccl. R. 373; 20 John. 211 2 Pet. Ad. R. 450; 2 Scamm. R. 377.

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The new residence hall would expand the existing building, taking up part of an adjacent parking lot, in order to add 48 rooms capable of housing an additional 96 students -- a 20 percent increase.
The new residence hall would include mostly double-occupancy rooms.
Stratford Shields, head of Public Finance at Wells Fargo Securities, said, "As enrollment continues to increase at Montana State University, Wells Fargo Securities is proud to play a part in the expansion of the MSU campus by serving as underwriter for the issuance of the university's residence hall bonds." The university expects construction on the new 480-bed residence hall to begin in May, with completion in 2020.
The bathroom was in a first floor common area of a residence hall and police said they will examine security protocol for the building.
The 24,500 square metre residence hall will include a series of common lounges with full kitchens and dedicated study rooms.
One type of college space that has been found to significantly affect students' experiences is the residence hall. Research has found that the residence hall climate strongly correlates with the development of relationships, community, and belonging (Berger 1997; Bowman 2010; Johnson et al.
The men's residence hall project will increase our on-campus lodging to 300 beds.
PSU last constructed a new residence hall in 2006 with the opening of Langdon Woods, which was also built by Engelberth.
No matter how well the Residence Hall Room was cleaned up by the college and by the college student, it may still have a musty smell.
Although officials expect the academic building to be ready by fall, a dining center and 300-bed residence hall aren't scheduled to be completed until January 2017.
The 274-bed residence hall is the first new freshman dormitory at the university since 1968 and incorporates the best practices in student housing, including collaborative living space and modern features.
BNY Mellon, a global leader in investment management and investment services, said it has been appointed trustee, paying agent and bond registrar for approximately USD18.5 million in green bonds by the Vermont Educational and Health Buildings Financing Agency (VEHBFA) and Saint Michael's College to finance the construction of a student residence hall.