Racist, anti-semitic graffiti reported in University Library

Tyler Pager, Campus Editor

Incidents of racist and anti-semitic graffiti were reported at University Library this weekend.

University Police Deputy Chief Dan McAleer said a swastika and derogatory remarks about African Americans were found in the men’s fourth-floor restroom on Saturday morning. The graffiti was written in pencil and the police were able to remove it, he said.

McAleer said the incident is being investigated as a hate crime.

University President Morton Schapiro sent a campus-wide email Tuesday condemning the graffiti.

“The investigation by University Police has determined that there is no immediate danger to any specific individual or to the larger campus community,” Schapiro said in the email. “However, these acts are offensive to the entire Northwestern community and will not be tolerated.”

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