College Dorms can Have Any Pets? An Annotated Bibliography Driscoll, E. “Should You Get a Dog in College?” Foxbusiness.com. Fox Business, 13 Apr. 2013. Web. 23 Feb. 2015. http://www.foxbusiness.com/personal-finance/2012/04/13/should-get-dog-in-college/
This online business news article debates on whether students should have dogs in colleges. The article addresses students considering to have dogs in college. The reporter cites financial and lifestyle considerations as critical deterrents. However, the article counteracts this argument noting that local animal shelters and community involvement as solutions. It is therefore a useful source to argue against dogs in colleges, with quantitative facts, but also for giving credible counterargument.
Eckerd College. “Pet Policy.” Eckerd.edu. Eckerd College, 2015. Web. 23 Feb. 2015. http://www.eckerd.edu/housing/petlife/petpolicy.php
This institutional website gives the guidelines on the pets allowed in the dorms of the college. It appreciates the importance of pets in dorms for some students, describing the adaptation Eckerd College had to make to admit students’ pets. It will contribute to the development of the introduction, particularly describing the types of pets allowed in institutions and in arguing against pets in dorms due to associated lifestyle adaptations.
Gahagan, K. “Pet State: University of Northern Colorado Tests Pet-Friendly Dorm.” Denverpost.com. The Denver Post, 10 Mar. 2014. Web. 23 Feb. 2015. http://www.denverpost.com/homegarden/ci_26656919/pet-state-university-northern-colorado-tests-pet-friendly
This news article reports on the adaptation that the University of Northern Colorado had to undertake to admit students with pets. This follows the acknowledgement of the importance of pets for comfort among students. This came with costs such as liability insurance and capital expenditure on buildings. The data cited provides critical evidence to argue for and against specific pets in college dorms.
Palazzolo, J. “Dorms Must Accept ‘Emotional Support’ Dogs, HUD Says.” The Wall Street Journal 16 May 2013. Web. 23 Feb. 2015. http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2013/05/16/dorms-must-accept-emotional-support-dogs-hud-says/
This journal gives facts in support of pet dogs in dorms for students with disabilities. The author cites the obligation pegged on universities by the federal government through the US Department of Housing and Urban development for admission of emotional support animals. This will be a useful source in supporting pets that offer affection and companionship in college dorms for alleviation of existing disabilities among students.
Steinberg, J. “Colleges Extend the Welcome Mat to Students’ Pets.” Nytimes.com. The New York Times, 5 June 2010. Web. 23 Feb. 2015. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/06/education/06pets.html?pagewanted=all&._r=0
This online newspaper article gives statistics, supported by examples, of the increasing admission of pets in college dorms. It gives the guidelines on the allowed pets and the associated benefits. It would thus contribute significantly in introducing the essay and supporting specific pets in college dorms using real-life examples.
Swensen, J. “Pets Take the Bite Out of Dorm Life.” Usatoday.com. USA Today, 23 Sep. 2008. Web. 23 Feb. 2015. http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/education/2008-09-23-dorm-pets_N.htm
This online news article gives a story of a college student keeping a dog in the dorm. The article narrates how the dog was adaptable and cheerful and respected other dorm students and further educates on the benefits of allowing pets in college dorms. It thus provides a source of example on the benefits and feasibility of having specific pets in college dorms.