Swastika Sprayed on Jewish Fraternity Party House at Brandeis University
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.