So we had quite the interesting bit of weather roll through last night. Evidently, we were being hit by the meteorological disturbances that Ike caused as it made its way up towards Canada. This meant some of the highest winds I've yet seen in Geneseo, which is saying something. Surprisingly, though, there didn't seem to be too much damage; no large tree limbs down, no road signs torn off posts, &c. But the power did get knocked out, and stayed out until ca. 4:30 in the morning. This was, naturally, an occasion for campus to go crazy, with people running around in the dark, waving glow sticks (who the heck brings 200+ glow sticks to college with him??) and, at some point, following around a small tree branch held aloft like a banner at a marathon, uttering a quasi-pagan chant thing.
Post scriptum: I did indeed stand outside my rooms, yelling "Io, Arboralia!" at the revelers.