This semester, the 16th floor of East Campus has seen three incidents of anti-Semitic vandalism

VALERIA ESCOBAR

Columbia Spectator

Wed Apr 01 2020

This semester, there have been three reports of swastikas being painted on the 16th floor of East Campus. This is the same floor on which Chinese students’ name tags were burned in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak.

The first incident of anti-Semitic vandalism was confirmed by administrators in mid-February. The latter two incidents were committed on two separate occasions during the week of March 15, according to an email from Undergraduate Student Life Dean Cristen Kromm.

In her email, Kromm wrote that the swastikas were immediately removed when staff was notified. Last week, Residential Life asked students who had not evacuated campus for information to guide the investigation into the two incidents. As of Tuesday, no disciplinary action has been taken, as administrators are still attempting to find the individuals involved, according to a University spokesperson....

This semester, the 16th floor of East Campus has seen three incidents of anti-Semitic vandalism

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