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More feces deposited in library

Nov. 7, 1997

By Cindy Szelag

Staff Writer for The Baylor Lariat

Feces or a similar material was spread in two elevators in Moody Memorial Library Wednesday night in a repeat performance of Tuesday's vandalism.

'We certainly treated it as if it were the same type of incident,' said Chris Krause, resident manager of Baylor Housekeeping. 'We don't really know if it was fecal matter or some kind of bait.'

Krause said Baylor Housekeeping was notified of the incident around 7 a.m. on Thursday.

Baylor Housekeeping, the Baylor Police and library officials were greatly disturbed by the vandalism.

'It's not witty, it's not amusing and it's not clever,' said John Wilson, associate professor and acting dean of Moody Memorial Library. 'The NoZe brothers are clever, but this isn't clever. It's vulgar and disgusting, and it's a real shame that they [the offenders] don't see that.'

Wilson said he has respect for Baylor students and has difficulty understanding why they would commit such an offense.

'I like our students. I like how mature and intelligent they are,' Wilson said. 'I just can't imagine something like this. It's pretty base.'

Although the mess has been cleaned up, more renovations may be necessary in the future.

'I really think we're going to have to rip out the carpet,' Wilson said.

Cooperation and greater attentiveness of Baylor staff and students will be used to prevent incidents like this from occurring again.

'All you can do is clean it up and be more vigilant, and hope the students will be more vigilant,' Wilson said.

Krause said Baylor Housekeeping and the Baylor Police will be collaborating more on this issue in the future.

'We're going to be working in conjunction with the DPS in the future on this type of incident,' Krause said. 'We've had too much of a trend.'

Chief Jim Doak of the Baylor Department of Public Safety said the Baylor Police are also repulsed by the recurring situation.

'We are genuinely deeply concerned. We're disgusted by it,' Doak said. 'We're really looking into it.'

Wilson said he thinks these actions violate 'common basic human decency,' besides being unsanitary.

'It sort of leaves a sick feeling with you,' Wilson said.

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