Investigation launched into noose found at Stanford near student residence

University police looking into the situation as a suspicious circumstance

Stanford University has launched an investigation into how a noose ended up tied to a tall bush near a residence for summer students over the weekend, university staff said in a statement.

The noose, which university leaders stated "has no place on our campus," was found on the night of July 12 near a residence for students taking summer classes, according to the statement. Deputies from the university's Department of Public Safety reported that it was a 3-foot-long white rope, about a quarter-inch to one-third of an inch in diameter, with a loop at one end.

A student who took a photo of the noose and shared it on Twitter said deputies took more than an hour to respond to her 911 call Friday night.

The matter has been deemed a suspicious circumstance and could be a hate crime pending the investigation, according to the university's statement.

"Our community values affirm the dignity of all peoples and call upon us to strive for a just community in which discrimination and hate have no presence," the statement said.

"While we await further conclusions from the investigation, we deeply appreciate that a noose is recognized today as a symbol of violence and racism directed against African American people," university President Marc-Tessier-Lavigne and Provost Persis Drell said in a "Notes from the Quad" blog post on Wednesday.

Stanford leaders stated that the university's Acts of Intolerance office is also taking action but didn't detail those efforts.

Anyone with information that could aid in the investigation is asked to call the Department of Public Safety at 650-329-2413.


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14 people like this
Posted by MAGA
a resident of Stanford
on Jul 17, 2019 at 10:06 am

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
on Jul 17, 2019 at 10:21 am

You are the cream of the nation. An exemplary behavior is expected of you. May be university can teach some of these fundamentals before or after enrollment, as most of the students are just good in Academics but not in social aspects of community, cities and hence nation as a whole.

What if we make America white again ? Then it will be MABA (Make America British Again) or MAGA (Make America German Again) or MAIA (Make America Irish Again)? Whites have rich history of fighting amongst themselves (WW I & WW II).

Our founding fathers surprisingly knew lot better and founded this nation on an awesome constitution - let’s respect and follow that to its word.

24 people like this
Posted by federal law about racists
a resident of Green Acres
on Jul 17, 2019 at 10:22 am

The EEOC lists on its website various discriminatory, racist phrases: Web Link

“Examples of potentially unlawful conduct include insults, taunting, or ethnic epithets, such as making fun of a person’s foreign accent or comments like, “Go back to where you came from.”

“Go back to where you came from.”

Where have we heard that recently? Can't imagine why white supremacists feel so emboldened these days.

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