The number of related incidents increased during spring semester, Scott Elton, assistant to the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, said.
Typically, the break-ins occur early in the morning over the weekend after regular staff have left the buildings, Elton
"The frustrating cost of this has been in both just the anxiety of faculty, staff that are in the building," Elton
said, "and in the cost of the repairs for the damages."
Security monitors don't patrol over the weekends, which makes it easier to gain access to the buildings, Elton
encouraged staff working after-hours to watch out for suspicious behavior.
Both Heller Hall and the Social Sciences Tower will be upgraded, adding card scanners both to get into the building and to use the elevators, Elton
The roughly $500,000 security project, in the works for at least four years, is slated for completion by the end of June, Elton
praised police response to the crimes, especially after finding a trend in the break-ins.
"They've been responsive in this past spring," Elton
"This has increasingly gotten their