Three stained glass windows at Duke Chapel were broken Wednesday night during Duke's Last Day of Classes celebration.
The vandalism occurred during the university-sanctioned party celebrating the end of the semester. It included a series of activities all day long, including a performance by the rapper Ludacris.
Students prepped early for a long day of fun, setting up lawn chairs and sipping beer on the quad by early afternoon. (The university allowed each person of drinking age to possess a six-pack of beer, but no wine or hard alcohol)
Duke officials don't yet know who broke the Chapel windows, nor the motivation, according to an email from Sam Wells, Dean of Duke Chapel.
"The Chapel is a symbol of the university as a whole, but also a building with religious and specifically Christian resonances," Wells wrote. "We can't know whether the action was simply reckless, or had more sinister intent; whether the target of this gesture was the university as a whole, Christianity in particular, or simply a beautiful and relatively unprotected building."
An investigation is ongoing.