When dozens of books on homosexual issues were found doused in urine in a Harvard University library, the campus police (HUPD) were quick to label it a “hate crime.” But now it turns out that what could have been construed as an attempt at literary improvement was just the work of an all-thumbs library official. Writes The Harvard Crimson:
Upon an investigation by HUPD, it was revealed Monday morning that “our own library personnel” had accidentally spilled a bottle, containing what was reported to be urine, that had been found on the shelf, according to Hammonds [College Dean Evelynn Hammonds].… Faculty of Arts and Sciences spokesman Jeff Neal wrote in an e-mail that … the spill was reported by the library employee — the same person who caused the spill, according to his understanding — and cleaned up the same day that it occurred.
Yet not everyone considers the story cleaned up. While campus homosexual groups claim to be relieved by the news, Harvard College Queer Students and Allies co-chairman Marco Chan nevertheless wonders, “Why was there a bottle of urine on the shelf?”
I don’t know, but presumably liberal Ivy League undergrads find walking to the bathroom too much trouble.
Read the rest here.