"Dear Students, Staff, and Faculty,
I’m writing to inform you that we have found two additional acts of provocative criminal vandalism on campus, these at Kimberly Hall. The same symbols and words from this morning were once again used, and were also found in two locations on the Harvey Mudd campus. The graffiti read “#MAGA” and “Pepe.” The former refers to Trump’s slogan “Make America Great Again” and the latter to a green frog that has been appropriated as a hate symbol by the alt-right. The Anti-Defamation League has added Pepe to their list of hate symbols. It conveys white supremacy, racism, anti-Semitism, anti-immigrant attitudes, and other ideas that are based in hate. I am deeply disturbed that these sentiments would be expressed anywhere, and we simply will not tolerate expressions of hate here at Scripps College. If you have any information about these incidents, please contact Campus Safety (909-607-2000) or a trusted staff member.
This is a painful time for our community. Please support each other. We are researching additional resources to address the psychological and emotional toll of these events.