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Statement from President Thomas LeBlanc on Antisemitic Vandalism

October 31, 2021
I am appalled by the antisemitic vandalism that occurred at the TKE fraternity house, especially the desecration of the Torah scroll.  This is a deeply disturbing incident, and our GW Police Department is working with the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department to find the perpetrators.
 
I want to be clear: I condemn all such acts of antisemitism and all forms of hatred, discrimination, and bias in our community.  Any act of antisemitism is an attack on the entire GW community and cannot, and will not, be tolerated.
 
The safety and well-being of our students and all members of our community remains our foremost priority, and the university is providing all resources necessary to the investigation and to support our community.