Within the past month Goucher College has experienced a sudden rush of vandalism incidents. Many
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. Continue reading →
It’s a damp day after cross country practice. As I wearily gather my ice bags post workout, I suddenly realize that I’m hungry. Very hungry, in fact, as it has been a long day of classes followed by many miles run. So at the end of practice, I happily join the “Stimson train” of my teammates going off in our quest to find a satisfying dinner at Stimson Hall, the final destination of our train of weary athletes. I crack open the somewhat heavy door, and I am immediately hit by it: l’eau de Stimson. At first I thought it was because Stimson was serving Mexican food, but it was something more than that. A smell like a soggy, moldy quesadilla with a slight hint of musk like that of an old man or sweaty t-shirt discovered in a plastic bag in a hot car. An almost indescribable essence emanated from the Hall. Continue reading →
As part of an ongoing issue of vandalism, an email was sent out to the residents of Heubeck explaining that they would have to pay for the repair of the exit signs that have been continuously ripped down. Not only has this vandalism been continuous, but, according to Rebecca Dietrich, Director of Public Safety, it has escalated.
Dietrich said that Public Safety officers have increased their patrol of the problem areas and interviewed some of the residents. However, these incidents are part of an on-going investigation. Continue reading →