It is now 28 degrees Farenheit, according to weather.com. Our students are probably shivering under piles of blankets and warming their toes on hot water bottles. The university still hasn't turned on the heat! As usual, rumors are flying: The heat will be turned on tomorrow, the heat will be turned on today, the heat will be turned on in December. Some say the heat is regulated by the government, and it will be turned on all at the same time across the region. Others say the university is just holding out to save money.
In any case, the students are cold. They wear their coats and mittens to class (and I do, too!). They wear enough layers to clothe an eskimo. My apartment is fine, since I have an air conditioning unit that makes heat. But for the sake of the students, turn on the heat, please!