Friday, July 9, 2010

hot child, summer in the country

From the Dartmouth undergrad blogs:

Due to the prolonged heat and humidity, the college has identified the air conditioned Novak Cafe as a student "heat relief" and "cooling station."

The cafe has been equipped with 50 cots for sleeping (20 have been set up in Novak room 60). Additional cots can be set up in the main area of Novak as needed. Novak is open and available to students 24 hours a day and will be staffed from 11PM to 8AM each night this weekend by Safety and Security personnel. Students who are in need of a cool place to sleep or who are looking for a comfortable space to study or just cool off should use this space during this heat wave.

Am trying to decide whether I'd have appreciated this back in the day. On the one hand, it would have been a welcome airconditioned spot to sleep in during the hotter days of the required sophomore summer session. On the other, sleeping on a cot in a room with 20 strangers would have been creepy. The real losers: the people who lived in non-College-owned houses that had room air conditioners and flaunted them in front of potential dates.

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