In an all-campus email sent moments ago, Cappy informed students that last Friday a Safety & Security officer found swastika graffiti on a bench near Blodgett.
"This kind of graffiti is anti-Semitic in nature, offensive, and intolerable within our community," Cappy wrote. "The strength of our community demands that we respect the diverse beliefs and traditions our students, faculty, and staff value. To step away from that respect in any way diminishes the community for everyone."
This is not the first scandal involving a hate symbol on campus. In Fall 2008, the ALANA center sign was vandalized. In October 2007, a miniature noose was found in Jewett.