Bed Bugs Bite John Jay College

September 25, 2009

John Jay College of Criminal Justice was forced Thursday to close one of its buildings because of its bedbug "condition" (not "infestation," a campus spokesman insisted). President Jeremy Travis said the Manhattan college had brought in an outside company to treat North Hall, and that all classes and operations in the building would be moved elsewhere on the campus until Monday. The New York Times reported that campus administrators, especially in the financial aid and registrar's offices, had begun reporting rashes in mid-August, in ever-increasing numbers, and that a team of inspectors brought in on Tuesday had found bugs in more than half the rooms on the building's second floor.

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