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Police, public safety officers investigating SU graffiti

Syracuse Police and Syracuse University’s Public Safety officers are investigating vandalism at several buildings on the SU campus that greeted students and staff on Monday.
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – Syracuse Police and Syracuse University’s Public Safety officers are investigating vandalism at several buildings on the SU campus that greeted students and staff on Monday.

"I noticed graffiti on Maxwell and got closer and saw it was all over,” said student Emily Wollaeger.

Senior Jessica Collington said that while the vandalism isn’t hurting anyone, many students found it unsettling.

"I don't know what they’d be willing to do to get through to us. I mean to know our campus is safe, it sucks that we don’t have that security," Collington said.

At the Newhouse building, words celebrating freedom of speech are on display. But newly spray-painted additions aren’t welcome to many school officials who found themselves cleaning up the mess on Monday.

"These are a set of important and historic buildings that hold great meaning for so many of our students, faculty, staff and alumni, and to see them defaced in this manner is disheartening,” Interim Chancellor Eric Spina said.

Collington stressed that there are other avenues for protesting.

"If you have a problem with how something is done, talk to the right people. Don't take it out on people who go here like me who are doing the best we can,” she said.

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