a wave of defaced campaign pos-ters in last week's Ryerson student election has revived a lot of old, familiar campus animosities. Being a lefty can be particularly hazardous to your health.Alex Lisman, a member of the Ryerson Students Administrative Council (RyeSAC) had many of his campaign posters for VP of education stamped with the words, "Find him and kill him."
Lisman is a member of the International Socialists Club and co-chair of RyeACTION, a RyeSAC activist group.
Says Lisman: "I was a bit disturbed, but at the same time I felt that it could be a prank.'
Ryerson security, though, seems to be taking the incident seriously. "While the comments on the poster do not appear to be a direct announcement of intent, they still need to be taken seriously,' says Lawrence Robinson, manager of safety and security at Ryerson.
Lisman's RyeACTION has been harshly criticized by some students in the Information Technology Management (ITM) program of the business department. In October, RyeACTION started its own postering campaign in which the words the ITM were crossed out and replaced with the words IBM, a statement against private universities.
IBM is a potential employer, so some business students worried that the RyeACTION campaign would alienate the company. The posters were promptly removed when a formal complaint was brought to the university's educational committee.