COMSTOCK HALL—Citing that the study of insects is a field generally considered to be “slimy,” “oh jeez, so gross,” and “no no no take that thing away from me,” the deans of every Cornell academic college released a report today indicating they had unanimously voted upon entomology to be the ickiest undergraduate major.
“We recognize the importance of studying this undervalued field of biology, but my goodness, it’s just so yucky, you know?” said CALS Dean of Students Kathryn J. Boor about the vote, who earlier in the day had gotten the shivers watching a spooky centipede slink along the sidewalk like a tiny, skeevy alien.
Intro Entomology TA Juliana Lopez agreed. “I’m super on board with drawing connections between aspects of the natural world unseen by the naked eye, but oh my good god my backpack’s just full of insects! The bugs are everywhere and somehow it’s even ickier when they’re dead!”
Boor went on to praise the students who had decided to enter the nastiest major offered, and made it clear that the entomology students she met were “much different than the bunch of weirdos I was expecting.”