Missouri chancellor condemns pro-Hitler flyer found in dorm
COLUMBIA, Mo. _ Police on the University of Missouri’s Columbia campus are investigating and the interim chancellor is condemning an anti-Semitic posting on a residence hall’s bulletin board. Police Maj. Brian Weimer said Tuesday the flyer scrawled in magic marker with the words “Hitler rules” was found early Monday on a Gateway Hall bulletin board.
The case comes at a time the university still grapples with racial unrest on the Columbia campus. That’s where escalating November student protests over what activists said was administrators’ indifference to racial issues led to the resignations of the university system’s president and the Columbia chancellor.
The campus’ interim chancellor, Hank Foley, and the school’s diversity officer, Interim Vice Chancellor Chuck Henson, said in a joint statement Tuesday that “this type of vandalism attacks everyone.”
Full Statement from Interim Chancellor Hank Foley and Interim Vice Chancellor for Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Chuck Henson
We are angry to hear about yet another anti-Semitic incident in one of our residence halls over the weekend. This type of vandalism attacks everyone. Our core values—including that of Respect—must become more than words on paper or a banner. They are the foundation of who we desire to be as a campus community and the way we all need to conduct ourselves.
This incident is currently being investigated by the MU Police Department and the Office for Civil Rights and Title IX. In the meantime, we’ll continue to talk more about the importance of Respect in fostering a campus culture that enables all students to feel included and valued in our community.