GW Rescinds Suspension of Student Over Swastika

May 29, 2015

A lawyer for a student at George Washington University who was suspended for putting a swastika on his fraternity's bulletin board says that the suspension has been rescinded and the student is now free to return to the university. The case led to widespread debate because the student, who is Jewish and whose fraternity is historically Jewish, purchased the swastika in India. The student says that he was intrigued by the way a holy symbol was distorted by the Nazis, and that he was in no way endorsing Nazi ideas. Many have criticized the university for being too quick to suspend the student, and for suggesting that all swastikas should be viewed as hateful. The university declined to comment on the case.

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