BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana University has fired an employee accused of anti-Jewish vandalism in a series of incidents on and near the Bloomington campus.
Mark Zacharias of Ellettsville had been a scholarship coordinator at the Hutton Honors College since the fall of 2003. Honors college dean Matthew Auer tells The Herald-Times that Zacharias was fired Tuesday.
University support staff union steward Peter Kaczmarczyk says the criminal charges against Zacharias weren't discussed during a meeting Friday about his job performance.
Zacharias faces a felony count of criminal mischief charging him with throwing a rock Nov. 30 that shattered the glass of an information board at IU's Goodbody Hall, which houses the school's Jewish studies program.
A message seeking comment was left Wednesday for defense attorney Samuel Shapiro.