Published student humor —
some of it with a painfully
short shelf life — has
poked at the boundaries
for more than 150 years.
by Kathleen Kearns
Black smoke pours from tall
smokestacks, making the boxy
building in the picture look
like some Dickensian factory.
“Unsustainability dorm in the
works” proclaims the headline.
The text goes on to explain. Recognizing that “an environmentally friendly bias
in construction is indeed unfair, ungodly,
and anti-capitalist,” the University has
agreed to construct a new dorm, to be
called Grimsley. As much land as possible
will be cleared for construction, and the
dorm will be powered by burning useless
campus trees, thereby balancing “any
energy saved and carbon emissions reduced
by the rest of campus.”