Apologizes For Signs
Oct. 30 I was responsible for placing approximately 40 faux flyers
around campus falsifying warning statements from President Nancy
Dye and Attorney General John Ashcroft and false quotes from terrorists
threatening imminent attacks against a student on campus.
The fliers warned of an expected terrorist attack against this individual,
urging students to be on high alert and disassociate
from the aforementioned person for their safety and security.
This rash and crass act plagiarized the authority of the Office
of the President, misused College property, falsified documents
and created totally unnecessary trouble and unease to many people.
While intended to be humorous, my actions have caused a great amount
of confusion and anxiety on campus for which I am sincerely sorry.
While intending to play a prank on my friend and make
a light-hearted jest at his expense, I rashly exercised fabulously
bad taste. I had hoped to create a joke that would lighten the tension
on campus. However, my timing could not have been more poor in the
wake of recent events here, and worldwide. The terrorist threats
that have caused pain and disruption in the lives of so many people,
are not the proper medium for humor at the expense of suffering
here and abroad. It was not my intention to belittle, satirize or
mock the pain of any individual or member of the administration.
Nonetheless, I have acted grossly insensitively and caused confusion
and insult to many people in my shortsighted, irresponsible and
self-absorbed attempt to play a joke upon my friend. I am terribly
sorry for the anxiety and alarm I have caused to any students, faculty,
staff and the general campus as a whole. In the future I must strive
to act with better judgment and more sensitivity to the unintended
repercussions and harm my actions can have upon others.