Update: On Nov. 20, another swastika was found scrawled on the inside of a bathroom stall located on the second-floor of McCabe Library, the Daily Gazette reported. The paper reported the swastika was painted over.
An email sent out by President Valerie Smith stated that the discovery was made about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday when two students "found two swastikas that had been spray-painted on the interior wall of a stall in a second-floor bathroom in McCabe Library and reported this discovery to Public Safety."
"This incident is serious and unacceptable, and the perpetrator(s) will face serious disciplinary consequences," Smith said in the email to students and faculty.
"This imagery, indeed any imagery or speech that seeks to threaten individuals or communities based on their religion, sexual orientation, race, disability status, gender, nationality, political views or any other characteristic has no place on our campus and will not be tolerated," Smith stated.
The incident has prompted reaction from the campus student body.
An oped piece in the student-run Daily Gazette has received about 50,000 hits, according to co-editor Eduard Saakashvili.
Reaction to their coverage the opinion piece has been "overwhelmingly positive," said Saahashvili. Students and alumni are bothered by the incident and appreciate that the paper has carried it, he said.