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A mushrooming problem at Harvard

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This has been a very wet year. That combined with the dorms being empty so air flow was not moving is a bad combination.

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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.

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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.

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… get away with this stuff though too.

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… get away with this stuff though too.

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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.

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“I’ve heard there’s health concerns when you have mushrooms in your suite.”

IHNTA

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does that really count as an "infestation"? also, moths are pretty harmless. I think some young people may need to get a little tougher.

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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.

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Veritas et Fungus Amungus

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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.

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I'll see myself out.

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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.

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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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