From the Topeka Capital Journal:
Posted November 9, 2017 11:22 am – Updated November 9, 2017 06:35 pm
By Tim Carpenter firstname.lastname@example.org
Classes at Kansas State University will be suspended for two hours Tuesday to allow students, faculty and staff and members of the Manhattan community to participate in a unity walk and assembly in response to a series of racially charged incidents on campus.
President Richard Myers said the walk from coordinated starting points across campus would start at 1 p.m. and serve to introduce KSUnite, a communitywide program designed to declare “who we are, what we value and what we stand for.”
He is scheduled to share a “message of unity” at the gathering from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. on the Anderson Hall lawn.
In the past week, a 21-year-old black student at Kansas State confessed to law enforcement officers to having defaced his own car with racist graffiti and slurs, including “whites only” and “go home,” in what was described as an out-of-control Halloween prank. No charges were filed against the student.
In October, a Jewish ceremonial tent was destroyed. Initially, it was investigated as anti-Semitic vandalism. Authorities later concluded the tent was damaged during inclement weather. …