Brandeis President Condemns Swastika Vandalism at Fraternity Event

The interim president of Brandeis University condemned a swastika incident at an off-campus site where a Jewish fraternity was hosting an event.

The swastika was outlined on a window at a house where the local chapter of Alpha Epsilon Pi was hosting a party on Friday night.

Lisa Lynch said in a statement issued Saturday that “on behalf of the Brandeis family and our larger community, I condemn this malicious action.”

“That a swastika, with all the horrors it represents, would be marked anywhere is reprehensible, and when our students may have been the target of this symbol of hatred, we are compelled to speak out against injustice,” the interim leader said.

Lynch said the campus police were working with the police in Waltham, Massachusetts, the site of the campus, to identify those responsible.

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