University increases security following reports of racism

November 17, 2017

WESTFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Officials at a Massachusetts university say they will install cameras and step up security following a series of racist incidents on campus.

The Republican reports Westfield State University held a mandatory meeting Thursday for all students living in Scanlon Hall after a racist note was placed under a dorm room door and anti-Semitic graffiti was found in the building.

University President Ramon Torrecilha says the meeting served as a way to talk about inclusion and provide updated information on security.

Torrecilha says the cameras will be installed during the upcoming semester break. According to the university website , additional security professionals will monitor the campus throughout the fall semester.

The university has also increased a previous reward of $2,500 to $5,000 for information on racist instances on campus.


Information from: The Springfield (Mass.) Republican, http://www.masslive.com/news/

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