Whether they're rats or mice is frankly irrelevant. The point is that they are not supposed to be sniffing around Southside's kitchens. We can only assume that the fiasco that was last year's fumigation didn't help matters.
Is College actually intending to do something before the beginning of the new term? Or are they hoping that the problem will resolve itself in twenty years or so when they finally get round to refurbishing the place?
I think after the sabaticals they sent also the rats to Wilson House .... there is a whole family in my kitchen (42) since the beginning of last month, but apparently the administration does not care! Viva IC accommodation!
Southside has been shut since the 6th of August. Although the bar, shop, conferencing and health centre are still open, the rest of it has been closed to clear the problem. Even the bar staff have commented on the significant reduction in numbers of mice, as they have their own trapping system running too.
Thus college is doing something for the new term, and has been for the past four weeks. The halls were open, and in use by VAC until the 6th of August, and were then closed to solve the problem. So why the article??? Something is and has been going on for the last month.
In fairness, maybe areas like the bar should be closed too, but the mice are on their way out. College wouldn't shut the hall, and stop making money from VAC, for no reason.
"Medics" account for 25% of the undergraduates of the college, 50% of the staff and 70% of the college research income. Therefore, the faculty of medicine probably pays for your course, but its ok, we don't expect gratitude, just worship and all-round niceness.