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UNC searching for graffiti vandals

Posted April 6, 2013
Updated April 7, 2013

— The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus is on alert after graffiti was spray-painted on several buildings.

The university sent out an alert this weekend along with surveillance pictures, hoping to catch the people responsible.

Many of the markings have since been covered up, including the graffiti at the New East Building by the Old Well and the McIver Residence Hall.

That's where Andrea Pino is a resident advisor. She's one of five women who filed a federal complaint against the university regarding its treatment of sexual assault survivors.

Pino tells WRAL that her door covered in spray paint "was no random act." She says some of the graffiti was sexually offensive.

“The areas that were vandalized were very specific and waking up to my door covered in paint on Easter weekend was no random act,” Pino said in a message to WRAL. “McIver is a quiet community and (the) fact that my hall was the only one damaged sends many questions in the air. I am actively supporting my residents through the shock of our community being targeted, but it is the responsibility of the university to take this very seriously. “

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  • burnhace Apr 10, 2013

    And then there's the issue of the NC Supreme Court blocking Orange County's recycling program. I vote that on Earth Day, all Orange County residents dump their recycling waste in Raleigh.