(November 14, 2019 / JNS) Wheaton College in Norton, Mass., is investigating two recent incidents featuring swastikas.
On Nov. 7, a swastika was found drawn on the whiteboard hanging on a student’s door in a residence hall where one of the two students in the room is Jewish.
On Oct. 27, a swastika and disparaging words against women were found on a whiteboard in a common area inside the same residence hall.
Wheaton College president Dennis Hanno said the Nov. 7 incident “runs counter to our values as an institution,” adding that the swastika symbolizes anti-Semitism, white supremacy and genocide.
The college has scheduled an event on Nov. 15 to discuss the symbolism behind the swastika.
Last week, there was a solidarity rally in response to the incidents.
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