Noose Found Hanging On Duke Campus
One of the offices in the building where the noose was focused on diversity.
Officials say the rope tied into a noose was found about 2 a.m. in the Bryan Center plaza. The center is home to offices including the Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity and the Center for Multicultural Affairs.
Larry Moneta, Duke’s vice president for student affairs, said in an email to students that anyone found responsible for “committing this act of intimidation” will be held accountable.
“To whomever committed this hateful and stupid act, I just want to say that if your intent was to create fear, it will have the opposite effect,” Moneta wrote in the email. “Today, fear will be among the reactions students, and especially, students of color, will have. Be assured that the Duke community will provide all the support necessary to help us all get through this. In time, each of these cowardly acts of bias and hatred will strengthen our resolve to love and support each other.”