Over the last several weeks, three swastika sightings have been reported on Cornell’s North Campus. Two swastikas were drawn on whiteboards, while the third was imprinted in the snow.
At this point, it’s unknown who has made the anti-Semitic marks or whether the three incidents are connected at all. According to The Cornell Sun, vice president of student and campus life Ryan Lombardi denounced the swastikas and affirmed the University’s support for the Jewish members of the college community. He added resident advisors and resident hall directors have taken steps to address the incidents since the first sighting was reported, and a “support meeting” will be held after the Thanksgiving break.
Cornell is not the only higher education institution currently struggling with anti-Semitism. On Nov. 18, a vandal painted a large red swastika in Duke University to desecrate a memorial for the Pittsburgh shooting