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Dear Members of the Tufts Community,

As most of you know, on Sunday morning, one or more vandals spray painted deeply offensive graffiti on the Medford/Somerville campus as well as in the neighboring Medford community. Tufts Facilities Services immediately responded to remove the graffiti and the Tufts Police Department began an investigation. Tufts Police are actively collaborating with the Medford Police Department as the investigation continues.

The sentiments reflected in the graffiti are profoundly at odds with the values of Tufts University. I know that many at Tufts have found this incident personally very painful. I hope those members of our community will reach out to friends and colleagues in the Tufts community as sources of support and comfort.

I have asked Tufts Public Safety to ensure that our community stays informed of developments in the ongoing investigation.

Best wishes,

Tony Monaco