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Anti-Semitic Message Found At Eastern Michigan University

Dec 11, 2018

An anti-Semitic message was found on a student speech wall at Eastern Michigan University over the weekend.  

Eastern spokesperson Geoff Larcom says the wall is managed by Student Government to allow their peers to convey messages.  Larcom says the hateful message is not considered vandalism, and a police investigation will not take place.

"Painting a message on the wall is not a violation of University policy or law.  Students are, however, expected to use these spaces in a respectful manner.  Communications that express hate toward any group of people are, of course, not welcomed on that space," said Larcom.

Larcom added that Student Government did refer the matter to the University's Office of Wellness and Community Responsibility.  They're expected to review the matter, pursuant to applicable student policies.

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— Jorge Avellan is a reporter for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him javellan@emich.edu