Noose found outside Stanford dorm

Serra Mall. Photo by Stanford's L.A. Cicero.

A noose was found hanging outside a dorm at Stanford and campus police are investigating it as a hate crime.

At about 7:45 p.m. Sunday, someone alerted campus officials about the noose, found in a tree outside Branner Hall, an undergraduate dorm, according to a message sent to the university community from Vice Provost for Student Affairs Susie Brubaker-Cole and Vice Provost for Institutional Equity, Access and Community Patrick Dunkley.

“We cannot state strongly enough that a noose is a reprehensible symbol of anti-Black racism and violence that will not be tolerated on our campus,” the message reads in part.

It is the third such incident on campus reported in the past four years.

“We know this horrific discovery will shake our community and we have begun to develop an outreach plan to provide assistance to all who are in need, bearing in mind that this is not the first time this has occurred at Stanford in recent years,” according to the message sent out Sunday evening.

Anyone with information about the noose is asked to contact campus police at (650) 723-9633 or the department’s 24/7 communications center at (650) 329-2413. — Bay City News

2 Comments

  1. “…provide assistance to all who are in need”? We have gone from the Greatest Generation, who fought WWII and endured the Depression, to a generation who are traumatized over the mere sight of a length of rope. If the Russians invade us, we’re doomed.

  2. Providing counseling to students traumatized by the sight of a length of rope? If anyone is really this delicate, they should be institutionalized. Prior generations fought WWII and survived the Depression.

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