Swastikas found at Purdue, University of Indianapolis


By: Associated Press

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Officials on two Indiana college campuses are condemning the appearance of swastikas in school buildings.

University of Indianapolis President Robert L. Manuel sent an email to students Tuesday saying a swastika was discovered scratched into a bust of Chinese artist Au Ho-nien located in Schwitzer Student Center. He said the symbol adopted by the Nazis should remind students that the university is not “immune to intolerance and hate.”

A swastika and anti-Semitic slur were discovered on a small whiteboard outside an office for the American Studies program in Heavilon Hall at Purdue University in West Lafayette on Monday morning.

The (Lafayette) Journal & Courier says College of Liberal Arts Dean David Reingold sent an email to staff and faculty on Tuesday denouncing the act.