Racist, Anti-Semitic Graffiti Found on NU Campus: Officials

Northwestern University has reported at least two incidents of racist and anti-Semitic graffiti appearing on the school’s campus over the past week.

The graffiti was found in the University Library on the Evanston campus, with one incident taking place in a bathroom and another near an elevator.

According to the American Jewish Committee in Chicago, a swastika was found alongside hateful comments about African Americans. 

"This was a shameful act by someone who wants to instill fear in the student body and their hateful actions and rhetoric will not be acceptable," AJC Chicago Director Amy Stoken said in a statement. "AJC's top priority is to combat global anti-Semitism, but tragically the issue of hate is also here in our own backyard."

Officials said a University Police investigation determined there was no immediate danger to any specific person or the campus.

“These acts are offensive to the entire Northwestern community and will not be tolerated” said Northwestern President Morton Schapiro. “Northwestern seeks to provide a safe and welcoming environment for students, faculty and staff of all races and religious beliefs. That is one of our guiding principles and something we work hard on every single day.”

Anyone with information on the incidents is asked to contact University Police at (847) 491-3456. 

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