The Crimson reports.
This has been a very wet year. That combined with the dorms being empty so air flow was not moving is a bad combination.
The fact that Harvard seemingly dropped the ball on completely forseeable basic health and safety issues is alarming. I believe they owe a better standard of care to their students.
If a landlord took four days to even respond to a complaint of a collapsed ceiling, they would be liable for triple damages. If your bathroom is unusable for that long, you have to be put up in a hotel if you are a renter!
Harvard as a landlord is getting away with a lot of stuff that private landlords and public housing managers would never be allowed to.
… get away with this stuff though too.
Climate change is happening - maybe they can start taking students around as interns or for class projects on what happens when your buildings and grounds are not designed for changing conditions.
“I’ve heard there’s health concerns when you have mushrooms in your suite.”
does that really count as an "infestation"? also, moths are pretty harmless. I think some young people may need to get a little tougher.
They are not a health hazard, but they can eat your food and furnishings. They certainly shouldn't be present in housing that is owned/managed by someone else.
Veritas et Fungus Amungus
You beat me to it. We now know which organisms will remain when climate change has wiped us all out. Mushrooms, especially, have had a banner year and will take over. I have seen them pop up in places in my own home where I've never seen them before.
I'll see myself out.
I worked in one of the Harvard academic buildings over the summer. Most disgusting building I have ever been in. POUNDS of rat poop would come out of each and every ceiling tile opened.
I have never seen this many mushrooms all over the place - on lawns, in the woods, in gardens - just everywhere. Between the lakes at spring levels and 'shrooms popping out everywhere, it really shows how wet it has been.
But inside?? That's a new one to me.
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