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Reported vandalism, theft trips up 'A Walk Through Time' exhibit

While rain did not dampen the spirit of Communiversity, vandalism to four of the 90 panels from the "A Walk Through Time . . . from Stardust to Us" exhibit soured one part of the celebration.

According to Public Safety Lt. Lloyd Best, one of the panels was torn, another was burned and two were stolen while the exhibit was at Princeton.


Best said no one has been apprehended in connection with the thefts, though Public Safety is continuing the investigation.

Helen Labun '02, one of the organizers of the exhibit, said Princeton Environmental Action is responsible for paying for the damaged and stolen panels. "Unfortunately, it's a costly exhibit," she said. "Each panel cost $250, and the easels cost $75 each. One easel was burned and one was stolen."

"It's disappointing that the exhibit would be vandalized in this way," Labun added. "It was an educational exhibit not only for the students but also for the community. I thought there would be more respect for this type of exhibit."

Labun noted that the exhibit is currently on display at the World Trade Organization Plaza in New York with the four panels missing. "The exhibit is touring around the world, and this reflects poorly on the University."