WASHINGTON (AP) — The University of the District of Columbia will have about 1,500 extra students at its northwest Washington campus this year.
Mayor Adrian Fenty and D.C. school officials announced Friday that Wilson High School students will study this school year at UDC's Building 52. The high school building in Tenleytown will undergo a $100 million renovation.
While the plan was only announced the Friday before the start of classes, officials say the UDC building will be ready. It includes 65 classrooms, four computer labs and faculty office space. Wilson students will use UDC's gym and library.
Some merchants near the Van Ness campus are concerned about the influx of students. But Council member Mary Cheh says no businesses asked to be placed off limits to Wilson students.