KMOX 1120AM
Traffic & Weather: Get The Latest Information | Traffic Maps | Weather Forecast

Local

EIU Chemistry Lab Vandalism Costs $367,000

View Comments
Eastern Illinois University
News

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) – New documents show vandalism to chemistry labs at Eastern Illinois University cost more than $367,000.

The Herald and Review in Decatur reports Thursday that university Board of Trustees agenda documents detail the costs. The board is to consider the issue at its meeting on Friday. The price tag includes replacing high-performance equipment that was damaged, but doesn’t cover cleanup and other costs.

The vandalism to the chemistry labs and classrooms happened during Thanksgiving break. It also damaged faculty research projects. At the time university officials said the vandalism was a shock and that some faculty members would have to start their research from scratch.

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus