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Officials to clear homeless encampment near campus in May
By Max Porter, Contributing News Editor • March 4, 2024

Initial signs on City Hall balconies were misprints, University says

City Hall, balconies, cameras
Newly installed security cameras point toward the balconies of City Hall residents to curb bottle hurling onto the nearby streets and yards. Francis Rvera | Assistant Photo Editor

Signs posted on City Hall balconies telling residents to keep off the terraces in entirety or risk losing housing were “erroneous,” a University official said Thursday.

The signs told students that if they even opened their balconies, they could lose housing. Later, a second sign countered the first poster, saying residents may access their balconies as long as they do not throw any objects off the building.

“As soon as the mistake was realized,┬áthe correct information was posted,” a statement from the University said. University spokeswoman Michelle Sherrard declined to comment as to which department or official made the decision to post the inaccurate signs.

After a series of incidents over the past year where students tossed beer and alcohol bottles off their balconies – sometimes landing in neighbors’ yards, the streets and nearby rooftops – the University installed three surveillance cameras to monitor the building and warned students they could lose their housing if they are caught committing vandalism.

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