NY professor says swastikas spray-painted outside her office

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NEW YORK (AP) — A Jewish professor at Columbia University’s Teachers College says she’s been targeted with anti-Semitic graffiti.

Elizabeth Midlarsky told the Daily News she saw two swastikas and an anti-Semitic slur spray-painted on a wall outside her office when she arrived at work Wednesday afternoon.

Teachers College President Thomas Bailey released a statement condemning “any expression of hatred.” He said they were working with police to discover the perpetrator.

The New York Police Department said it was investigating the incident as a possible hate crime.

The Holocaust scholar and psychology professor was the target of a similar incident in 2007. At the time she was protesting Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s speech at Columbia in September.

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Information from: Daily News, http://www.nydailynews.com

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