Purdue Probes Vandalism That Used Racial Slur

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A case of racial vandalism discovered last week has Purdue University officials concerned.

On Feb. 14, a visiting alumnus discovered an X and a racial slur had been written on a memorial photo of longtime Purdue University faculty member Cornell Bell that was on display in the lobby of the Krannert School of Management.

Bell, who died in 2009 at the age of 84, led Purdue's Business Opportunity Program for more than 37 years.

Assistant Dean Logan Jordan said the case has been forwarded to Purdue campus police.

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