Let me preface this post by saying that I, in no way, hate animals.
That said, I believe that having these random, sometimes aggressive, dogs free-roaming on campus grounds is a big issue.
For one, we can't completely rule out that no one on campus or in the dorms has cynophobia (the fear of dogs). Therefore, it is insensitive to keep ignoring this debilitating environment.
Then we have the barking. As someone that lives in the dorms, the barking and growling is becoming more and more intense by the night. I don't think I need to mention why uninterrupted sleep is important.
Lastly, and in my opinion the most important issue, is the fact that we don't know when a dog will decide to attack a student. Not all the dogs on campus are friendly and I've been personally chased by one before.
I know there are some students in this university that love dogs and would like to still have them around. I suggest designated dog places with extra monitoring around campus so things don't get out of hand. This also means that people should NOT feed the dogs outside of these designated places.
An anxious student