Emporia State ends investigation into alleged hate crime

EMPORIA, Kan. (AP) — Emporia State University says it’s completed an investigation into hate crime and discrimination allegations at the eastern Kansas university.

Jackie Vietti, ESU’s interim president, said in a letter released Thursday the university’s concluded its investigation that began July 10 into the alleged hate crime at the university’s School of Library and Information Management.

Vietti didn’t say what the investigation concluded, but says officials will release an investigation summary after meeting with people involved.

University spokeswoman Gwen Larson says the investigation stems from allegations by Angelica Hale, a former ESU dean’s assistant, and her husband, Melvin Hale, an assistant professor in the university’s School of Library and Information Management.

The Hales say they’ve endured a hostile work environment since reporting someone left a racial epithet in Angelica Hale’s graduate assistant’s office.

 

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