March 13, 2020

There is no circumstance in which any racist slur is acceptable on this campus, and there is no use of any slur that does not provoke anger, fear, sadness, and alienation in those who are targeted or outrage in those who abhor racism. That should include all of us. We condemn in the strongest possible terms the use of the racist slur at the heart of this matter. The staff in the Office of Student Affairs is actively investigating the incident with students and others who were involved, affected, and/or witnesses to it. In keeping with students’ federally protected legal rights to privacy, the outcome of that process cannot be made public by the College. The College administration continues aggressively to investigate problems that go beyond this particular incident.