The police are investigating a hate crime at Columbia University's Teachers College after a noose was found on the door of a black professor. Teachers College president Susan Fuhrman issued a statement:
The police were here this morning because a hangman's noose was discovered on the office door of one of our African American faculty members. The incident has been reported to the New York City Police Department (Detectives Bureau of Manhattan) and is under active
investigation by the Hate Crimes Task Force.
The TC community and I deplore this hateful act, which violates every
Teachers College and societal norm.
The Columbia Spectator reports that Columbia students were referring to the incident as "Jena at Columbia."
Columbia was recently at the center of controversy about hateful outlooks: The school invited Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to speak last month.