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Posted on Fri, Dec 16, 2011 : 3:40 p.m.

Missing signs at U-M School of Social Work finally reported stolen

By Kyle Feldscher

Two signs were removed months ago from the University of Michigan’s School of Social Work - but they were just reported stolen Thursday.

The reason: Staff thought they'd been taken down for repairs.

University of Michigan Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Diane Brown said Friday that the two signs were damaged in late summer 2010.

Then in spring 2011, they were removed.

Staff at the School of Social Work, located in the 1000 block of South University Avenue, assumed the signs had been taken down by university Plant Operations’ staff for repair and replacement.

“Recent follow-up determined the signs had not been removed by official personnel,” Brown said.

There are no suspects at the time and the investigation into the theft has been closed.

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Sat, Dec 17, 2011 : 1:06 p.m.

If they were damaged in the summer of 2010, why were they not repaired soon after?


Sat, Dec 17, 2011 : 4:59 p.m.

You don't work at the U, do you...


Fri, Dec 16, 2011 : 9:37 p.m.

"Recent follow-up determined the signs had not been removed official personnel," Is that actually what was said, or did she say "removed BY official personnel"

Kyle Feldscher

Fri, Dec 16, 2011 : 9:52 p.m.

You are correct, that was a typo.