Gateway Hall vandalized for second time this school year
This is the fourth time in a year that anti-Semitic messages have appeared in residence halls.
Feb. 29, 2016
Gateway Hall was vandalized for a second time this year with an anti-Semitic message Monday, according to a Residential Life statement obtained by The Maneater.
“Hitler rules” was written in purple marker on a flyer on the first floor, according to the report. MU Police Department said the incident occurred between 12:30–2 a.m.
MUPD and the Office for Civil Rights and Title IX are currently investigating the situation.
“Such vandalism targets everyone, not just those of cultural and religious minorities,” the ResLife statement read. “These incidents are distressing and undermine the safe and inclusive living-learning atmosphere Residential Life strives to create to support all students. The use of this language is inconsistent with the University Value of Respect and creates an environment that is unwelcoming to our students, faculty and staff.”
This is the fourth time in a year that anti-Semitic messages have appeared in residence halls. A bathroom in Gateway Hall had a swastika drawn in feces on Oct. 24. In April 2015, Mark Twain residence hall was twice vandalized with images of a swastika, a triangle with an eye on top and the word “heil” in the stairwell.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact MUPD, Gateway Hall Coordinator Susan Cohn or a student staff member.