FLINT, Mich. — Mar 13, 2018, 10:35 AM ET

Michigan college cancels classes after racist graffiti found


Classes have been canceled for the day at Kettering University in Michigan as authorities investigate racist graffiti found at a residence hall.

The Flint Journal reports that letters sent to staff, faculty and students note at least two recent cases of racist and profane graffiti at Thompson Hall on the school's campus in Flint.

The university canceled classes Tuesday for its roughly 2,000 students for a school-wide meeting, though the meeting was later postponed. The engineering, science, math and business school says the graffiti reported Thursday and Sunday was immediately removed.

WEYI-TV reports the graffiti targeted black students.

University President Robert McMahan says he's "deeply upset" by the incidents, for the pain caused to targeted students "and for the hurt this has caused to our entire campus community."

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  • helicohunter

    I foresee a rash of graffiti occurring before midterms.

  • xThatxSamexDudex

    Acts like this should never be tolerated.. But canceling classes? Seriously?

  • turtlemouth

    How fragile college students must be, to have to be herded away from things that might make them uncomfortable.

  • whitepine

    Another example of Michigan's school system.

  • stagerightinthemiddle

    So, whodunit?

  • LastSecondTakedown

    As a black man, I can certainly ignore "racist" graffiti in my pursuit of education. Just like I'm sure gang-related graffiti has also been found on campuses across the country. When did we become such a nation of sissies? We know there are racists out there. We know they come in all skin colors, sexes and social upbrinings. But, what we shouldn't do - is give them the limelight by stripping others of the chance to learn. Pathetic.

  • jdj

    What a joke. Never hire anyone who went to that school.

  • Laydee Baybee

    Tuition at Kettering is about $200 a day. Are they going to make up the day, or refund that money to the students?

    Also, there's a 50/50 chance this is a hoax.

  • FasterBadger

    If they had called off school over racist graffiti when I was a kid, we would have never had school.