It’s another week

My university stays the course, no changes in policy, although the number of COVID-19 cases in Stevens County are climbing, I’ve had students tell me they can’t come to lab because they’ve been exposed, and are under quarantine. It’s all so predictable, but we’re on cruise control.

The missives from on high are sounding just like this humor piece on Miskatonic University’s safety plan.

Thank you for submitting Miskatonic University’s proposed COVID safety plan. We have a few brief comments and questions.

Social distancing in classrooms
You write that “through queer and monstrous perversions of geometrical laws, students will be seated at blasphemous angles outside the curves of our dimensions, thus remaining safely six feet apart.” Please clarify whether safe distancing could be achieved without resort to “loathsome horrors beyond human conception.”

Food services
We agree that students need not wear masks during meals. However, please revise the final plan to say “while eating,” rather than “while slobbering and ravening with delight.”

Huh. I didn’t find it very funny.


  1. says

    I gotta admit the salutation at the end got me.

    *spoiler alert

    “Herbert West
    Health Inspector”

    If you know Lovecraft then you get that joke.

  2. raven says

    University of Alabama has 1,200 students who have tested … › university-of-alabama-covid-19-cases-trnd
    2 days ago

    More than 1000 students at the University of Alabama have tested positive … The UA System coronavirus …

    The University of Alabama is way ahead of UM, Morris.
    The number of Covid-19 cases they have is almost the same as the number of students Morris has, at 1,430.

  3. says

    I live in the city which is the location of both Illinois State and Illinois Wesleyan Universities. Even WITH optional in-person learning, cases in that age range are going through the roof.

    First weekend ISU students were back, one of the off-campus housing sites had a party with 500+ people. Idiots gonna idiot.