At Carnegie Mellon University, graffitti is a tradition:
"The Fence, on the Cut-the grassy area of campus between Forbes Avenue and Hunt Library-is the university billboard for student groups. The Fence must be painted in its entirety and no painting may be done during daylight hours. Students complete their painted message or advertisement and then guard their work through the night to make sure no one paints over it before sunrise."
At Yale, however, in the most creative of places the most innane graffitti occurs:
"To All Students:
"Okay, I'm losing my patience in students' lack of ability of refrain from
penning their "wittiest" scribblings in the elevators. The elevators are
the School's most public venue. Is this truly the image of the School and ourselves that you wish to portray to the public?
"Comments on or images of any sexual matter are totally unacceptable. If you can't restrain yourself, please confine your remarks to more appropriate locations, such as the toilet stalls."
-email from John Jacobson, Associate Dean
I guess he hasn't seen how good the stuff in the bathroom is! (see my last entry)