It started with a racist threat, written on a stall in a DePauw University men's bathroom on April 11, according to Indy Star.

Then the N-word, spelled out using rocks, was spotted in a park, the school confirmed in a statement. Another offensive message — this time, one spouting homophobia and anti-Semitism — was found in a different bathroom. And a student was seen sporting blackface and a derogatory sign at a local bar.

Four separate hate-fueled incidents — all in one week, at just one university.



Hate at DePauw University hit a fever pitch in mid-April. And actress Jenna Fischer, of all people, was there to witness the pain, frustrations, and calls for action boil over in real time.

The actress, known for her role as Pam on "The Office," was on campus in Indiana on April 17 to meet theater students, participate in a Q&A, and sign copies of her book, "The Actor's Life: A Survival Guide."

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Defending students' Mike Pence walkout using the words of ... Mike Pence.

If you're searching for a defense of the students' actions, look to Pence's speech.

On Sunday, a group of about 150 students walked out during Vice President Mike Pence's commencement address at the University of Notre Dame.

Conservative outlets blasted the silent protest as a form of intolerance to opposing views and an affront to free speech. But according to Mike Pence's own speech, that actually couldn't be further from the truth.

Photo by Robert Franklin/South Bend Tribune via AP.

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Students showcase a ridiculous solution to a really ridiculous gun law.

Student Body Armor is a joke, but gun violence isn't.

Did you know that in several states, pretty much anyone can stroll into their 9 a.m. freshman economics class armed to the teeth?

In September 2016, professors at the University of Texas-Austin found empty bullet casings around campus along with menacing notes meant to mock anti-gun advocates, reading "Triggered?" and "In the land of the pigs, the butcher is king. Oink... Oink... Oink." That same month, at another Texas college, one student accidentally fired a gun in one of the dorms.

Not only are there questions about whether these campus carry laws actually work in the "the only thing that can stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun" sense, but there's also an intellectual cost to life on campus where you never know when what started as a healthy debate could turn deadly.

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By all accounts, University of Southern Mississippi football coach Todd Monken is a super-good dude.

Just look at that smile! Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images.

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