About a dozen Yale students discovered a swastika and the "SS" insigne sculpted in snow on the trunks of two trees early Saturday morning. Since then, a flurry of outraged E-mail has been sent to and from students and administrators.
Authorities at Yale have yet to determine who is responsible for the symbols and have condemned the incident as "immature," "ugly," and "disgusting."
Between the "Yale sluts" sign and a number of other cases of hate graffiti, the Yale campus has not had its best year for public relations. "I've been at Yale for two years and have seen acts of hate against Muslims, homosexuals, African-Americans, women, and now Jews," one student told the News. "And that's at the very least."