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University of Wisconsin Deals with Multiple Antisemitic Incidents

UW-Madison leaders issued a statement Tuesday after multiple reports of antisemitic incidents on or near campus.

Specifically, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Lori Reesor and Chief Diversity Officer LaVar Charleston cited three incidents.

A swastika was reportedly etched into a residence hall bathroom stall, antisemitic slurs were reportedly yelled at a student on Langdon Street, and an individual reported being harassed for “looking Jewish.”

“Antisemitism is wrong and it will not be tolerated at UW–Madison,” Reesor and Charleston said. “We are committed to creating a campus where everyone feels valued and knows they belong.”

The watchdog StopAntisemitism tweeted the school was rocked with “multiple antisemitic incidents” and had a history of similar incidents in the past.

The University is urging staff and students to contact the following departments for resources: Dean of Students Office, 608-263-5700, UHS Mental Health Services, 608-265-5600 (option 9), Employee Assistance Office, 608-263-2987, Call 911 in an emergency or UW Police Department at (608) 264-COPS.