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Syracuse University: Security, cameras added amid probe of racist, anti-Semitic incidents

Authorities have added security patrols and cameras at Syracuse University as students returned from the holiday break amid an active investigation into a series of racist and anti-Semitic incidents on campus.

The security crackdown came as another “suspicious communication directed to a Syracuse University student organization” got reported on Nov. 26, but police deemed it did not pose a physical threat.



University officials last week noted they expect to refer more suspicious incidents to law enforcement in the future, suggesting authorities are concerned about copycats stoking the tension on campus.

Meanwhile, SU campus members planned a community peace vigil at Hendricks Chapel on Wednesday as they sought “to overcome hate and the resulting pain, shock, fear and frustration of recent weeks.”

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