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This college is trying to evict a student who refuses to leave after dropping out two years ago


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A former Hunter College student is fighting back against claims she illegally squatted in residential halls. 

Geography major Lisa S. Palmer has been living rent-free since 2016 in a Hunter College dorm and has refused to leave despite dropping out two years ago after enrolling in 2010.

Hunter College, a constituent college of the City University of New York, has taken legal action against the 32-year-old, citing that she owes more than $94,000 in unpaid rent since dropping out in 2016.  

The lawsuit claims that Palmer was sent several notices informing her that she would be charged $150 a day if she decided to stay. She was issued with a 30-day eviction notice in September last year but ignored all eviction reminders.

According to the lawsuit, 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."

An attorney representing Hunter College failed to secure an eviction in 2016 despite sending her a notice of termination. 

In an interview with The Post, Palmer revealed that the college refused to let her register for Fall classes.

"I plan on fighting the lawsuit and while I fight it, I'm going to stay," she said. 

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