The University of Utah library has built a “cry closet” for students.
If you’ve ever wanted to cry during finals week, the University of Utah understands completely. And that’s why they’ve built a “cry closet” inside their library. Right in the middle of the Marriott Library on the Salt Lake City campus, sits a small dark room with a narrow door filled with stuff animals that students can find comfort in during the stressful week.
A sign on the door calls it “a safe place for stressed out students.” It’s “meant to provide a place for students studying for finals to take a short 10-minute break.” “It’s a great place to just come and decompress,” says the school’s communication specialist, Jana Cunningham. "That’s really what it’s for."
However some students disagree. “This is beyond pathetic,” says one Twitter user. “Way to prepare students for the real world. Wonder how many prospective employers have cry closets?” The school says the closet isn’t permanent and will come down after finals week next Wednesday.
Elderly man celebrates his 98th birthday by checking another experience off of his growing bucket list.
For his 98th birthday, Bill Grun got to check off a big bucket list item of his: being a construction worker. He went to Diggerland in West Berlin, New Jersey, which is a construction-themed attraction where you can drive, ride & operate heavy machinery.
He took along his younger buddy, 92-year-old Bill Buehler and they had a blast. The men are residents at Wesley Enhanced Living, a senior residence that helped discover Grun’s wishes to get digging through a program called “Well Wishes.” They wanted to remind the birthday boy that you don’t have to stop living just because you’re 98.
So what else is on Bill’s bucket list? He says he’d like to take a calculus course to review what he’s forgotten, adding, “And the list goes on and never stops.” Atta boy, Bill!
Source: CBS Philadelphia