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A Sign of the Times?
From: “Ilona Kotlewska Was”
To: All Students, All Faculty, All Staff
Subject: What to do with bats in the campus buildings
After several days of cold weather awaken bats can be found in the campus buildings. Bats woke up because of the cold and tried to seek for a warmer shelter. You will mostly find big brown bats in the buildings. We strongly recommend driving the bat safely to the Wings of the Dawn Wildlife Rehabilitation Center and Bird Sanctuary (http://www.wingswildlife.org/) in Henniker. There the bat will find a safe shelter for the rest of the winter.
Are these bats woke?
Addendum: An alumnus writes in:
I have no idea who Ilona Kotlewska Was is, but his/her email is sure worthless. Does he/she think that the first priority for someone with bats in his/her dorm room, office, etc. will be to safely chauffeur the bats to somewhere an hour away? What world does Ilona live in? If I had bats in my room, I’d want to know how to safely kill them or get them out of my room, with zero regard for taking half my day to drive the little creatures to some little town I’d never heard of.
Addendum: Readers pile on:
“We strongly recommend driving the bat safely to the Wings of the Dawn….”
Haha… I initially interpreted this to mean that we needed to drive it as in “drive those cattle”….. get a broom and shoo it on down to Henniker!
Addendum: A close observer of the College writes in:
Ilona Kotlewska-Was is apparently a Fulbright scholarship recipient (http://en.nencki.gov.pl/article/ilona-kotlewska-was-fulbright-scholarship-holder) and currently a Visiting Scholar at the Person Perception Lab at PBS: http://sites.dartmouth.edu/personperceptionlab/people/. Not an administrator so not sure why she authored the bat email and why she refers to herself as We as in “We strongly recommend” :)
August 14, 2013
Breaking: Of Crips and Bloods and Memories of Ghetto Parties
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June 25, 2013
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October 9, 2009
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September 4, 2009
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August 29, 2009
Election Reform Study Committee
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