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Graffiti Archaeology

By Louise Sloan '88 / March/April 2018
April 1st, 2018
Photo of graffiti on a wooden wall, with the names of several people listed.
Photo: Russell Carey.

Senior administrator Russell Carey ’91 was touring Wilson Hall, currently under renovation, when he spotted this graffiti in the eaves. Geology concentrator Dan Snyder ’79 fessed up: He had a key to the basement, and he and pals Mark Levesque ’79 and Andy Szewczyk ’79 did some after-hours exploring, discovering a door to the attic. Dan’s key didn’t fit. But a kitchen knife did the trick. The men found a stash of porn, which they moved. “That was our downfall,” says Snyder. They’d planned to put a silhouette of Mickey Mouse in the backlit Wilson clock, visible from the green, for Campus Dance. But the magazine owner was on to them; the knife no longer cut it.

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