Princeton, NJ (Reuters)—The Educational Testing Service (ETS), makers of the GRE exam and several popular standardized tests, fell victim to vandalism on its lush, Princeton-area campus earlier this week—sustaining significant damage including to its staff-only golf course. It seems that a large vehicle, most likely a bus, drove across several acres of lawns as well as golf course fairways and greens—resulting in tens of thousands of dollars in damages.
Police on the scene estimate that the bus was on the grounds for more than 90 minutes in the wee hours of Monday morning, beginning sometime between 2 and 3 a.m. ETS President Walt MacDonald offered the following statement: “We take great pride in our beautiful campus, which the money we bring in from our testing services allows us to keep impeccably manicured. That anyone would think to do such a thing is just despicable.”
Local residents have since reported seeing “the GMAT bus”—the mobile test-taking unit used by ETS rival GMAC to administer its GMAT exam—parked illegally on nearby Rosedale Road that evening. Police are still investigating the matter.