In an e-mail to Trinity students, Safety Office Assistant Jorge Lugo called the incident “cowardly and despicable,” while Bowdoin College President Barry Mills commented to the Orient, “There are not a lot of words that are fit for the newspaper that can express [how] disappointed [I am] in whoever did it.”
Comments on the Tripod website reference a similar incident in 2009, in which the white board of a gay student was deliberately targeted with homophobic slurs and sexually explicit drawings.
Bowdoin students expressed frustration and disappointment, at what was apparently the latest blow in a year of verbal harassment towards students from cars driving near the Brunswick campus. It is unclear what the Trinity campus has done in reaction to the door defacement. According to The Orient’s daily blog The Orient Express, Bowdoin students staged a demonstration to reaffirm their community’s values before leaving for Spring Break.
Both incidents are currently under investigation.