Syracuse University students suspended, manifesto appears to be ‘hoax, Chancellor says

Reports of a racist manifesto being sent to Syracuse University students’ phones seem to apparently be a hoax, according to Chancellor Kent Syverud.

Syverud made the announcement during a sometimes emotional address at a University Senate meeting on Wednesday evening where he provided an update on investigations into the recent racist incidents on Syracuse University’s campus.

Overall, Syverud says the university has been dealing with three kinds of hate: vandalism, verbal assault, and the alleged internet attack in which students received the manifesto.

In the cases of vandalism, he says that there have been 12 cases of racist or antisemitic graffiti found on or adjacent to the university’s campus perpetrated by 1-5 members of the campus community.

Syracuse Police and campus officials are working together to pin down the culprits.

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