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Statement from President Schapiro Regarding Graffiti in Alice Millar Chapel

Memo to the Northwestern community on campus chapel vandalism

On behalf of the entire Northwestern community, I express our shock and dismay at the abhorrent act of vandalism committed last night in Alice Millar Chapel in which racist, anti-Semitic, homophobic and other offensive graffiti was spray-painted on walls, offices and even the organ.

The investigation by University Police has determined that there is no immediate danger to any specific individual or to the larger campus community. Police are reviewing video of the incident and searching for those responsible. Once the perpetrators are identified, they will be arrested and charged to the fullest extent of the law.

Northwestern is committed to creating a safe, secure and welcoming environment for all of our students, faculty and staff. This disgusting act of hatred violates the deepest values and core commitments of our University and is an affront to us all.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact University Police at 847-491-3456.

Morton Schapiro 
President and Professor

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