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Swastikas Found at Columbia

Tue Feb 18 2020 @ 5:0

Swastikas Found at Columbia

Multiple swastikas were found on the walls of a residential center at Columbia University on Feb. 14.

The student-run Columbia Daily Spectator reported that the swastikas were found on the 16th floor of the East Campus Residential Center, which is also where the name tags of two Chinese students were burned a few weeks earlier.

Associate Dean of Undergraduate Student Life and Executive Director of Residential Life Tara Hanna wrote in an email later in the day to students residing in East Campus that the swastikas have been removed.

“This anti-Semitic symbol is in direct conflict with the University’s core value of inclusivity and has no place in our community,” Hanna wrote. “We stand strongly against anti-Semitism and all forms of hatred.”

Hanna encouraged anyone with information about the vandalism to contact their resident advisor....