Update on hanging noose found outside King Hall

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On May 5, a noose was found hanging from a tree outside King Hall. The noose was widely seen as an offensive racist symbol, and it was immediately removed.

Campus police opened an investigation about the incident and President Richard Myers made a statement about the “intolerable” premise of the act. Since then, little action has been taken to inform the student body or investigate further.

A call to the campus police station yielded no public results about the investigation.

Bryan Davis, senior in management information systems and former Black Student Union president, said the reaction from President Myers accurately portrayed the seriousness of the situation.

However, Davis said he would like to see the university “use resources for cultural competency” to teach students to be more responsible citizens.

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I’m Olivia Rogers. I graduated with dual degrees in philosophy and political science in May 2020. After I graduated, I went on to attend law school at Notre Dame. While at the Collegian, I served as the community editor for several semesters, working to share the opinions of the K-State student body. I write because: “Stories make us more alive, more human, more courageous, more loving.”― Madeleine L'Engle