A series of racial incidents occurred on the campus of DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. A racist threat was found in a restroom on campus. A student dressed in blackface and wearing an offensive sign was seen at a local bar, and the word “nigger” was spelled out in stones at the DePauw Nature Park.
Widespread protests were held on campus. The university’s Association of African American Students submitted a list of eight demands to the university administration.
Mark McCoy, president of DePauw University issued a statement that read in part: “I want to state categorically that slurs, threats or intimidation are never welcome on this campus. Our society has major challenges before us and we must do in all in our power to be certain that this campus, our home, is inclusive, welcoming, and safe.”