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November 15, 2019 11:54 am

Wheaton College Investigates Swastika Scrawlings, One Targeting Jewish Student

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Mars Center for Science and Technology at Wheaton College, Norton Massachusetts. Photo: Wikipedia. – 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 antisemitism, white supremacy and genocide.

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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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