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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In response to “Displaced T residents rant” from issue one

Andrew Huff
Contributor

Maggie McGinnis
Contributor

Dear Mr. Kessler and Mr.Riley,

We are writing in response to your article regarding the flooding of the T. We do not agree with your derogatory language towards the student who caused the incident, nor do we think that your reporting on the subject is anything more than shallow. To begin, characterizing the student as a “reprehensible human being” conflates one incident, which even you stated was an accident, as being representative of this person as a whole. This description is simply not accurate.
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Welsh Hall Flooding

Rachel Brustein
Staff Writer
Article Submitted Thursday September 19th, 2013

On Monday, September 9, at 11:12 p.m., a student accidentally set off the sprinkler system in Welsh Hall, more commonly known as the T. The fire alarm went off, which immediately notified Public Safety. Community Living and Facilities Management Services (FMS) were notified by Public Safety soon after. The fire department and alarm companies were also notified, and the water system was shut off in the building by 1 a.m.
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