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George Washington University Students Request More Cameras After Swastika Incident

On Monday, the Student Association Senate at George Washington University (GWU) passed a resolution asking the school to install more cameras on campus after swastikas were placed on hallway walls twice in the last month.

In February, several swastikas were painted on the walls inside a GWU dorm which houses a group of sororities and fraternities.

A few weeks later, another swastika ended up on a bulletin board belonging to a Jewish fraternity. That incident, though, proved to be a hoax.

Regardless, the incidents surprised and dismayed many, prompting the Student Association Senate to act.

“Moving forward, this resolution would encourage the university to take a more active approach not only to prevent instances, but also make sure we can increase the safety of our students that live in residence halls,” Sen. Thomas Falcigno, CCAS-U, said.

After the first incident, the school added a security camera in the lobby of International House, but the Student Senate wants more.

“In the first instance of 3 swastikas posted, if we had security camera we could find out who did this and UPD would not have to go through hours of footage to see who entered,” Falcigno said

Follow Warner Todd Huston on Twitter @warnerthuston or email the author at igcolonel@hotmail.com.

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