Monday, December 11, 2023
HomeSchoolsSwastika Symbols Found on University of Tennessee’s Campus

Swastika Symbols Found on University of Tennessee’s Campus


The University of Tennessee in Knoxville continues to be a target of hate messages as swastika symbols were found painted on the monument known as the Rock for the second time in two weeks.

The “symbols and messages of hate” were found by the officials on Sunday morning.

“This is the second time in as many weeks that the Rock has been used to communicate hate. These messages, which are hurtful and threatening to many members of our community, do not represent our Volunteer values,” the university said in a statement.

The latest incident comes two weeks after a student group held a vigil to honor the worshippers killed at Pittsburgh synagogue last month and painted the Rock with “Stronger Than Hate” word. Days after the vigil, students noticed that the words were changed to “Stronger Through Hate” with a swastika symbol.

After the latest incident, the university’s campus police has increased the surveillance across the campus.

“The safety and security of our students, faculty, and staff is the university’s number one priority. The UT Police Department has increased surveillance, campus-wide, as a response to these incidents,” the university said.

The last few weeks have seen a surge in anti-Semitic activities at various campuses in the country. Earlier this week, an activist group revealed the connection of a Davidson College student to a twitter account posting anti-Semitic and racist tweets.

Anti-Semitic Flyers Found on University of Rochester Campus





You Might Also Like

Latest Posts

How to Go to College for Free (Or Ultra-Cheap!): 9 Effective Ways

"Don’t waste your time wondering how to get free college, only to be intimidated by the potential cost — everyone deserves a shot at higher education regardless of their financial situation."

How to Apply for College in 9 Simple Steps

Applying to colleges can seem like an overwhelming and confusing process — but what if it didn’t have to be? Here's a simple step-by-step guide on how to apply for college.

13 Ways to Stay Motivated While Studying in College

Staying motivated in college can be challenging. But here are top tips to stay focused while burning that midnight oil.