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Wheaton College Jewish residence targeted with anti-Semitic graffiti

(JTA) — Anti-Semitic graffiti was found written on the back door of a Jewish residence on the campus of Wheaton College.

The graffiti was discovered Sunday morning at the Jewish Life House of the private liberal arts school in southeastern Massachusetts.

Wheaton President Ronald Crutcher informed the student body of the incident in a campus-wide email, according to the Boston Globe.

"I want to be clear: this will not be tolerated,” Crutcher wrote. “Wheaton is committed to appreciating, understanding and celebrating diversity. Every individual — student, faculty and staff member – -has the right to feel welcomed and safe on our campus and in our community.”

The student residents of the Jewish Life House say they have been targeted before.

Crutcher reportedly said that a campus meeting will be held to discuss the incident and to speak out against bigotry.
 

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