Posts Tagged ‘animals’
It’s finally our favorite day of the year, where we singletons celebrate our singleness by… doing what we always do each day. What’s up with all the pink and red? Is there some other special occasion happening today? Guess we’ll find out in today’s news.
Read this: The Dems and the CUCR released a joint statement today endorsing marriage equality.
Know this: While costs go up for graduate students, the GSAS financial package has done nothing to rise with it.
Here’s more: Barnard is finally allowing therapeutic animals into their dorms, though there are concerns over allergies and potential neglect of animal care.
At Barnard Student Government Association’s representative council meeting, Barnard’s community conduct director and disability services director explained the new policy that allows students to have support or service animals in their rooms. Emma Goss brings you the top points from this week’s meeting.
- Who let the dogs in?: Amy Zavadil, Barnard’s Community Conduct Director, and Morgan Murray, Director of Disability Services, fielded questions about the new policy on support animals. Zavadil explained that under the Fair Housing Act, colleges and universities are now required to accommodate students who meet the qualifications for needing a service or support animal in their room, and Barnard’s new policy is a response to this new requirement. Zavadil and Murray added that they would meet with any students who do not wish to live in close proximity to a student who has a service or support animal and suggest modifications to resolve any conflicts. More »
Given its status as a college town, Morningside Heights is home to many fun or quirky traditions—Primal Scream, closing down Broadway to make way for PrezBo’s fun run, that underwear pillow fight that happens every now and then. The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine played host to one on Sunday, temporarily converting itself into a zoo for the 28th Annual Blessing of the Animals.
Neighborhood residents brought their pets, and some less domestic animals (that’s where the kangaroo comes in) were hired in from professional animal agencies.
“We do this every year to remind us of the blessing of what it means to have these creatures great and small in our lives, how dangerous it is to treat them with disrespect or to create environmental threats that may cause even extinction of some species,” Rev. James Kowalski said.
It’s late. You’re up. You are LITERALLY going to ace that midterm tomorrow.
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Didn’t get that EC suite you wanted? Depressed about living in a double? Dreading the thought of yet another year tossing and turning in an uncomfortable extra-long twin bed?
Never fear! There are thousands of crazy and wonderful pets that can brighten up even the darkest dorm room (read: dungeon). Okay, okay, even if pets aren’t technically allowed, you can dream. So, push aside that pet rock and give away your goldfish to your little sister, and get ready for the best (not-exactly-legal) dorm room pets. More »
A recent addition to the blogosphere is a tumblr blog called Professor Zoology. In it, there are posted side-by-side comparisons of professors at various colleges and their animal counterparts, including some familiar faces. Check it out!
You think the snow’s been miserable for you? We guarantee it was worse for this little guy: according to DNAInfo, a “jade, tangerine, scarlet and azure bird” – thought to be a peach-faced lovebird, native to sunny Africa – was found yesterday mysteriously adrift in the unforgiven arctic wastelands of Morningside Heights after a passerby noticed a “series of short, high pitched chirps” that seemed to be a call for help. More »