Man Charged In Anti-Semitic Vandalism Loses Job

Indiana University Fires Mark Zacharias

A man charged in one incident in a rash of anti-Semitic vandalism on and around the Indiana University campus was fired from his job at the university on Tuesday.

Mark Zacharias, 54, had been the scholarship coordinator of IU's Hutton Honors College Scholarship since 2003.

Zacharias was charged with felony institutional criminal mischief and was released on bail.

Investigators said he used a rock to break the glass of an information board in the lobby of Goodbody Hall, which houses the school's Jewish studies program, on Nov. 30.

Other acts of vandalism had been committed at Chabad House, a Jewish student center, and at Hillel House, another Jewish center near campus.

The Wells Library also reported vandalism to several Hebrew-related books that had been removed from shelves and taken to restrooms on several floors.

Police have not connected Zacharias to the additional acts of vandalism.