Campus vandalism leads to growing administration concerns

Samantha Cooper
Staff Writer

Within the past month Goucher College has experienced a sudden rush of vandalism incidents. Many

Broken glass door in the main entrance to Heubeck. (Photo: Anna Martin)

Broken glass door in the main entrance to Heubeck. (Photo: Anna Martin)

students have seen the destruction, which has included five damaged ceiling tiles and graffiti in a bathroom. One of the doors leading to the Health Center was also cracked, a wall in Welsh was kicked in, and a Ping-Pong table was damaged. The total cost of the damage – including three damaged cars (two were “keyed” and one had its tires slashed) and a broken vending machine – is estimated to be $3,150.
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Campus vandalism: we’re not amused

Victoria Russell
Staff Writer

Ah, it is that time of the year. The annual email from President Ungar addressing the vandalism on our beautiful Goucher campus has arrived. This year, we have boosted our numbers from 24 incidents last year to 29 as of October 7. Let’s take a look at some of the incidents that have occurred. Did you know that students have already damaged five exit signs? Someone also damaged a fire extinguisher sign. Someone slashed tires on a car? Two cars were keyed? Were you having a Carrie Underwood moment and you decided to get revenge on an ex?
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Impeachment process stalls as Senate becomes Student Assembly

Samuel Kessler
News Editor

In a sudden reversal, Todd Troester ’15 and his peers who requested the impeachment SGA President Hayim Wolf ’14 withdrew their letter of impeachment  and called

Todd Troester with SGA President Hayim Wolf presenting their new plan for SGA . (Photo: Christopher Riley)

Todd Troester with SGA President Hayim Wolf presenting their new plan for SGA . (Photo: Christopher Riley)

for support of Wolf at the Sunday, September 29 student government meeting.
Rumors that the impeachment process had stalled circulated campus most of the preceding week, but until the meeting of the reformed senate began, it was unclear what conditions led to the change. The confusion heightened when an email reminding the student body of senate announcing that “the meeting will look past the impeachment process.”
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From an athlete: Reasons to resurfacing Goucher’s outdoor track

Zoe Malkin
Staff  Writer

For as long as running has been a human activity, people have been plagued by shin splints. Runners use ice-cups, complete series of stretches with their feet and calves to

Members of women’s Cross Country after the Baltimore Metro Meet. (Photo: Christopher Riley)

Members of women’s Cross Country after the Baltimore Metro Meet. (Photo: Christopher Riley)

increase strength, and they even spend time in training rooms. But what if there was a solution, or at least something that would help prevent them? Something like squishy, up-to-date outdoor tracks that have both the support and the buoyancy to decrease the amount of pounding our bodies endure with each stride. While an expensive endeavor, resurfacing a track is a project well worth the expense. It’s our bodies we are talking about. With that said, the topic of re-surfacing the Goucher track has been an issue that the cross-country and track and field teams have discussed. Sooner rather than later, our beloved over-used track needs to be taken care of.
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Ungar announces resignation, committee begins search

Jaclyn Peiser
Editor-in-Chief

On June 28, Sanford J. Ungar, Goucher’s tenth president, sent an email to the community saying he plans to resign in one year. The announcement

President Ungar announced this summer that he will step down as president in one year [Photo: Anna Martin]

President Ungar announced this summer that he will step down as president in one year [Photo: Anna Martin]

came as a surprise to trustees and students, but Ungar stated that he did not take his decision lightly. With four different contracts during his 13-year presidency, Ungar’s newest agreement was three one-year contracts, in which he would notify the board of trustees if he planned to stay for one or two more years. This summer, he decided it was time to step down.
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