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Cornell University responds to Antisemitic threats targeting Jewish center

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Cornell University President Martha E. Pollack has reported that the Cornell Police Department is actively investigating antisemitic threats made online against the university’s Jewish community. These threats specifically mentioned 104 West, which houses the Center for Jewish Living, prompting a security alert and increased police presence.

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In response to the potential threat, the university’s Hillel organization advised students to steer clear of the 104 West location on Sunday evening. Pollack’s statement confirmed that law enforcement, including the FBI, has been notified and is treating the incident as a potential hate crime. Cornell Police are maintaining a security presence at the site while they investigate the incident.

President Pollack, in a full statement to the Cornell community, condemned the threats and reassured members that any form of antisemitism is unacceptable and will be met with strict legal action. She reiterated the university’s commitment to safety, inclusivity, and the well-being of all community members, urging everyone to unite in support and empathy during this troubling time. The president also encouraged the use of the RAVE Guardian app for real-time reporting of any safety concerns to the Cornell Police Department.