Fifth swastika found on N. Dakota campus


Another swastika was scrawled on a building at the University of North Dakota.


The swastika found Monday on a window of the law school near the entrance was the fifth drawn on a university building in the last four months.

Three other university buildings were vandalized with slurs targeting Jews and other minorities. A Jewish student moved out of his dormitory in April after months of anti-Semitic slurs.


“We are saddened, disappointed and disgusted that swastikas have appeared on our campus,” university President Charles Kupchella and Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Greg Weisenstein said in a statement. “These acts are not tolerated at UND. There is no place at the University of North Dakota – or anywhere else, for that matter – for harassing, demeaning or culturally insensitive acts.

“We will continue to investigate these activities and when perpetrators are identified, we will seek prosecution through our Code of Student life and, where warranted, through the court systems.”

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