Thursday, August 27, 2009

Elon dorms plagued by bats!

I just had to post about this 'cuz I'm an Elon alum and have friends from there who read this blog: Virginia, West and Sloan dormitories at Elon University have been invaded by bats.

Fourteen students already moved in but had to evacuate for two days while the bats (mostly in Virginia) were removed. Elon's fine maintenance crew (you know, the ones who have to paint the grass green whenever the school's honchos come to visit) installed a gadget that emitted sonic frequencies which drove the chiropterae to flee the premises. Then various holes in the dorms were patched up with caulking so that the bats couldn't get back in.

If Virginia has problems with bats, then Lord only knows what is lurking inside Smith...

3 comments:

Geoff Gentry (aka xforce11) said...

Glad we didn't have Bats in Sloan when I was there. We just had a fire alarm system that went off all the time. The finally fixed it when one night/morning the Elon FD said "your system sucks tell Elon to fix it" :D

AfterShock said...

Oh man, don't get me started about Smith....my two years there were interesting to say the least... :P

Chris Knight said...

You thought Smith was scary? I lived just *one* semester in Jordan Center.

I'm still in therapy over it.

Too bad Jordan Center isn't there anymore though: that was definitely a character building experience (or a character destroying one :-P)

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Elon dorms plagued by bats!

I just had to post about this 'cuz I'm an Elon alum and have friends from there who read this blog: Virginia, West and Sloan dormitories at Elon University have been invaded by bats.

Fourteen students already moved in but had to evacuate for two days while the bats (mostly in Virginia) were removed. Elon's fine maintenance crew (you know, the ones who have to paint the grass green whenever the school's honchos come to visit) installed a gadget that emitted sonic frequencies which drove the chiropterae to flee the premises. Then various holes in the dorms were patched up with caulking so that the bats couldn't get back in.

If Virginia has problems with bats, then Lord only knows what is lurking inside Smith...

3 comments:

Geoff Gentry (aka xforce11) said...

Glad we didn't have Bats in Sloan when I was there. We just had a fire alarm system that went off all the time. The finally fixed it when one night/morning the Elon FD said "your system sucks tell Elon to fix it" :D

AfterShock said...

Oh man, don't get me started about Smith....my two years there were interesting to say the least... :P

Chris Knight said...

You thought Smith was scary? I lived just *one* semester in Jordan Center.

I'm still in therapy over it.

Too bad Jordan Center isn't there anymore though: that was definitely a character building experience (or a character destroying one :-P)