Reported in Dozens flood Iowa State president's office demanding response to racist messages on campus. (Des Moines Register, 10/30/2019)
Finding neo-Nazi writings on Iowa State University's campus was the last straw Wednesday for local protest organizers.
Citing a string of racist incidents, between 100 and 200 people gathered at President Wendy Wintersteen's Beardshear Hall office in the afternoon. Wintersteen was at a meeting elsewhere but paused to join a phone conversation with the protesters, according to ISU sophomore Alexa Rodriguez.
ISU senior Javier Miranda and Rodriguez said they decided something needed to be done after messages such as "Heil Hitler," "no trans rights," and anti-Semitic slogans were scrawled in chalk throughout campus last week.