In an article on rising college costs in The New York Times, education editor Edward B. Fiske noted President Alan Simpson’s recent chapel speech to the college community about costly campus vandalism, called “Vandals and Vandalism.”  Speaking at the request of the College Council, made up of students, faculty members and administrators, Simpson denounced “not only the ‘crazy few’ who were responsible for the vandalism but also the ‘guilty many’ who seemed to tolerate it without active opposition.

“Earlier, a school senate report declared ‘Violence and vandalism in the school has reached a level of crisis.’  It continues, ‘It is perhaps less expected here and therefore more noticeable than on other campuses.’”