Four bias-related incidents were reported at buildings across Syracuse University’s campus this semester prior to the discovery of racist vandalism at Day Hall, records show.
The incidents occurred in August and October, according to the Department of Public Safety’s crime log. DPS did not issue campus-wide alerts regarding the four cases.
The cases are also not referenced on the university’s new bias-related incidents webpage, which DPS Chief Bobby Maldonado announced had been created in a campus-wide email Saturday. The webpage only lists public safety messages that DPS sent amid the string of at least 16 racist, anti-Semitic and bias-related incidents reported at or near SU in November.
Responding to a set of questions about the August and October incidents on Monday, an SU spokesperson released the following information:
● The first incident was reported to DPS on Aug. 30 around 9:50 p.m. A student allegedly used a “derogatory term” toward a group of black students at Schine Student Center. An Orange After Dark laser tag event was scheduled to be held at Goldstein Auditorium that evening, during the time of the incident. The respondent in the case was referred to the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities on Sept. 2.
● The second incident was …read more
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