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    Student at the Summit evicted for possession of weapons

    Public Safety recently received a tip not often seen at Queens College—a student residing at the Summit possessed weapons. The New York Police Department, at the request of Public Safety, searched the resident’s room, which was shared with another person. Officers found marijuana, a BB gun and a knife. An anonymous resident at the Summit said she saw police cars parked outside the dorms and cops on her floor. The person said she knew both students, but were acquaintances rather than friends. She could not believe the two would store weapons in their room. “I freaked out. Why would you have that?” the source said. One student was charged with menacing, possession of marijuana and…

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    Attack near Queens College prompts questions about campus safety

    On her way home from a Halloween party, a 24-year-old QC student was attacked and sexually assaulted near 152nd St. and Melbourne Ave. According to a memo from the Office of Public Safety, the student had just exited the bus on Jewel Avenue and was walking to her apartment near campus when she was approached by a white male who punched her in the face and threw her to the ground. “He was saying ‘stop fighting before you die,’” the victim’s roommate, Su Wei said. While on top of her, the attacker began to tear off her clothes, but he stopped and fled when a man in a nearby apartment…

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    Emergence of swastikas on campus

    Swastikas were seen on walls inside Powdermaker Hall during the week of Kristallnacht, an annual event that calls awareness to Nov. 9, 1938, when the Nazis coordinated an attack on Jews and their property in Germany. “The discovery of swastikas on campus particularly during the week commemorating Kristallnacht and the start of the Holocaust is disturbing,” said Steven Appel, assistant director of the Center for Ethnic, Racial and Religious Understanding at Queens College. “As someone who lost family members in the Holocaust, I am pained by the news.” Uri Cohen, the executive director of QC’s Hillel, said such behavior is a step back on what is typically a peaceful and…