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Swastika Discovered at Dartmouth College Common Space

An unknown person or group carved a swastika into dirt on The Green of Dartmouth College, a five-acre, grassy common space at the center of the school’s campus.

Dartmouth’s provost office confirmed that the incident took place on Thursday, The Dartmouth reported on Friday. Officials had the symbol removed, which appeared just several days after the campus community observed Holocaust Remembrance Day, “immediately,” the paper said.

“Antisemitism has been on the rise in the US and has no place at Dartmouth,” the provost office wrote in an email sent to students and staff.

Thursday’s incident marks Dartmouth’s first antisemitic incident on the Green since a former student, Carlos Wilcox, vandalized a a public menorah on campus by shooting it with a pellet gun during the 2020 Hanukkah holiday.

The 20-year-old Bronx, New York native also shot the windows of several college buildings, causing $1,500 in damage in total. Wilcox, who managed to dodge a hate crime charge and was charged with felony criminal mischief, was expelled from the college and banned from campus.

Source: https://www.algemeiner.com/2023/04/25/swastika-carved-into-dartmouth-green-common-space/