NY professor says swastikas spray-painted outside her office
NEW YORK (AP) — A Jewish professor at Columbia University’s Teachers College says she’s been targeted with anti-Semitic graffiti.
Elizabeth Midlarsky told the Daily News she saw two swastikas and an anti-Semitic slur spray-painted on a wall outside her office when she arrived at work Wednesday afternoon.
Teachers College President Thomas Bailey released a statement condemning “any expression of hatred.” He said they were working with police to discover the perpetrator.
The New York Police Department said it was investigating the incident as a possible hate crime.
The Holocaust scholar and psychology professor was the target of a similar incident in 2007. At the time she was protesting Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s speech at Columbia in September.
Information from: Daily News, http://www.nydailynews.com