A sign outside of Sidney Smith Hall — the home of the Faculty of Arts & Science — has been defaced. The sign, which formerly read “Arts,” has been altered to read “Farts.”
Ayush Sharma, an upper-year U of T student, claimed in a message to The Varsity that he saw the vandals while walking on campus on December 2.
“I walked by on Thursday night and these guys were looking for a ladder and ‘waiting till nobodys around,’ ” wrote Sharma. When asked for a description of the would-be vandals, Sharma wrote that they were “just your average UofT students. Sweatshirts, sweatpants, hint of deepression [sic] in their eyes.”
In a statement on Twitter, Dean of the Faculty Arts & Science Melanie Woodin wrote that the vandalism “really stinks 🤨.”
This 👇 really stinks 🤨 https://t.co/G6HiK0DvSV
— Melanie Woodin (@Mawoodin) December 4, 2021
Sidney Smith Hall is undergoing renovations soon.
— With files from Padraic Berting