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April 4, 2016 2:47 pm

Swastika Sprayed on Jewish Fraternity Party House at Brandeis University

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The science center at Brandeis University. Photo: Wikipedia.

The science center at Brandeis University. Photo: Wikipedia.

JNS.org – Students at Massachusetts-based Brandeis University reported finding a swastika drawn on a house where the Jewish fraternity Alpha Epsilon Pi (AEPi) was hosting a party on Friday night.

Lisa M. Lynch, the university’s interim president, wrote in an email to students on Saturday that “crude graffiti involving a swastika [was] outlined in condensation on a window at a house where several Brandeis students live off-campus, and where an unofficial event hosted by a Jewish group was being held.”

Lynch called the spraying of the graffiti a “heinous act” that violated the university’s values and went against its “Jewish heritage.” During its founding era, Brandeis — a Jewish-sponsored nonsectarian school — was known for embracing Jewish students when mainstream American universities had quotas for accepting Jews.

AEPi spokespeople confirmed the incident, but did not give further details.

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