New South Campus sign vandalized

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Elysabethe Brown, News Editor

The new sign that marked Marywood’s new South Campus on the corner of Electric Street and North Washington Avenue was vandalized on Friday, September 30.

Vandals removed several letters that once spelled out “Marywood University” as well as the Marywood emblem. Now, nearly a month and a half later, all of the letters that once hung on the brick wall have been removed.

Wendy Yankelitis, assistant vice president for buildings and grounds, indicated on November 2 that the remaining letters were taken off of the sign by Marywood staff because they will be re-used in the new sign.

“Currently we are working with our signage company and internal staff on a new design. Once the design is approved, it will take about four weeks for the sign to be built and installed,” said Yankelitis.

While the vandal or vandals were never caught, Mike Finegan, chief of campus safety, stated that a campus security officer is assigned to South Campus, Monday through Friday from 4:00 p.m. to midnight.

This is not the first instance of vandalism at Marywood this year. Between December 2010 and October 2011, there have been 14 cases of vandalism reporrted on campus. According to the campus safety webpage, there were 24 accounts of vandalism in 2010, 74 accounts in 2009, and 23 accounts in 2008. To learn more about these cases and other crimes reported, visit http://www.marywood.edu/campus-safety/log.