Northeastern University police are investigating who scrawled swastikas in a campus dorm -- and the school’s president is sharply condemning the incident.
The Nazi symbols were found in a dormitory common room on a dry erase board, President Joseph Aoun said in a statement.
“I condemn this hateful act of anti-Semitism in the strongest possible terms,” he said. “These actions are completely antithetical to the values of our university and all that we stand for.”
Boston.com reports that there was also as second incident, the desecration of a mezuzah, the symbol of a Torah that Jews place in their doorframes
On the Northeastern University Hillel website , executive director, Arinne Braverman wrote:
“The desecration of one of our most precious symbols of free speech – adorning our doors with our heritage – has motivated Northeastern Hillel to purchase a variety of beautiful new mezuzot for students to proudly display. Please come to Hillel, pick out a mezuzah, and meaningfully fulfill the mitzvah by posting the holy words of the Shema “on the doorposts of your house”
Braverman praised Aoun’s handling of the incidents.
In November, another anti-semitic incident uproar came when swastikas appeared on flyers announcing a lecture by an Israel Defense Forces official