April 4, 2022
By: Bianca Quilantan
UNDERREPORTED THREATS — More than three dozen leaders of private historically Black colleges and universities met in March for a closed-door meeting to discuss the slew of bomb threats made to their institutions this year.
But the campus leaders wanted to talk about different threats — the ones their institutions were not reporting to law enforcement.
— One institution said it received phone calls threatening the campus if it chooses to be a polling place during November’s midterm elections and if its students show up in droves to vote, said Lodriguez Murray, United Negro College Fund senior vice president of public policy and government affairs, who spoke to POLITICO about the meeting. Another leader said the mural in front of their campus is routinely defaced. One institution said they’ve routinely received threats with racial slurs, “saying that their educational mission is offensive to the person calling.”
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