Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Anarchy in the UC

To: Campus Community
From: Denice D. Denton and David S. Kliger

We want to inform all students, staff, and faculty about a series of incidents of vandalism that have been reported recently.

December 3 Star of David symbols were defaced on message boards next to three doors in a Stevenson College residence hall.

January 3 Ten doors of administrative and faculty offices were kicked in at Cowell College (occurred during the break)

January 17 23 doors of administrative and faculty offices were kicked in at Stevenson College

January 17 Windows on two University vehicles were broken at the Blacksmith Shop parking lot

January 17 New electronic display trailer was damaged by rocks, and wiring was torn

January 17 Hole kicked in wall of bathroom at Cowell Coffee Shop

January 20 Door at Casa Latina (Merrill College) was pried open with a crow bar

January 23 Seven doors of administrative and faculty offices were kicked in at Cowell College Faculty Annex

We have no way of knowing who is responsible for these acts. If you are aware of events of this sort, we would appreciate it if you would contact the campus police, so we can track and investigate such episodes. (Call 9-1-1 from campus phones; dial 459.2345 from other phones.)

Also, please recall that the Campus Provost provided in his message of last October 14 earlier examples of vandalism, along with a reminder that such behavior is unacceptable. (http://messages.ucsc.edu/05-06/10-14.community.asp) To repeat from that message, we must make it clear that vandalism, threats, acts of hatred, and violence have no place in our community. We must discourage the use of confrontation and violence and ensure that all community members can live and work freely without fear of intimidation or physical harm. Together, we must consider creative ways to engage our campus community in activities that provide opportunities for expression in ways that uphold our Principles of Community (http://www.ucsc.edu/about/principles_community.asp).


Blogger gogalucky said...

I'm pretty sure the stuff with the Star of David were just jokes at Stevenson in the dorms--there was another e-mail sent out a few weeks ago about that.

The door-bashing is probably unrelated to the anti-semitism.

Either way, it's frustrating to know that this is happening on campus...

Tue Jan 31, 08:54:00 PM 2006  
Blogger JewSlug said...

Joke or no joke, it comes across as being anti-Semitic. I absolutely promote freedom of speech (even sometimes hate speech), and what the person did to the Stars of David, in my eyes, is an expression of their feeling towards Jews, and if they do harbor those feelings, they are no different from the millions of other people in the world that do as well. What I say is that this shouldn't go unanswered...

Thu Feb 02, 06:46:00 PM 2006  
Blogger G-D SQUAD said...

yeah, i also noticed somebody wrote "white sabbath" on the wall in one of the stevenson bathrooms, and somebody crossed it out, but they didn't cross out "black sabbath" which was posted right next to it. anti-Semites.

Thu Feb 02, 10:54:00 PM 2006  

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