New Eden University - Spring Semester 2001
Chase Platz - sophomore / Joy London, Felicity London - freshmen
New Eden University opened for it's first semester in the spring of 2001 with three students from New Eden enrolled.
Chase Platz is a transfer student from Eden State College and starts his career at NEU as a sophomore. As a teen he wanted to work in the intelligence field when he grew up. The romance of spy novels and movies caught his attention and he thought it would be great to be like one of the dashing secret agents he read about and watched on the screen.
Joy, obviously isn't the jealous type. They were too young to be getting seriously involved or thinking about pairing up and settling down. Their lives were just starting. Now is the time to just have fun being young.
Living off campus seemed to be too conductive to having fun. It was too easy to forget about why they were here. Not even Felicity, who was the most interested in learning, seemed very motivated about school.
When the college dean noticed all three students were skipping classes and not completing assignments, she made a surprise visit to the house to have a chat with them.
When she found Chase unresponsive and uncooperative, she took a firmer, more direct approach with Felicity.
The visit scared Joy into shape . . . sort of. She knew she needed to start getting her assignments completed, so she enlisted the help of a new friend to get her grades back on track. That wasn't what the Dean quite had in mind.
Since the students' interest and progress in academics was lacking. The college thought it would be better to discontinue off-campus housing for the next semester and see if that would help keep the students focused on school.
Hopefully living on campus would also help the trio increase their social circle,
because all three of them would surely benefit from knowing other sims in their age group, instead of spending so much time with just each other.
Living off campus, simply gave too many outside distractions. If moving to a traditional college setting didn't help improve these students' studies, it might be time to question whether or not the continuing college was really for them.