Statement from Aquinas College President Kevin G. Quinn on the vandalism at Temple Emanuel

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The recent events at Temple Emanuel have caused hurt among community members who are our close neighbors and friends. As a Catholic and Dominican institution of higher education, we reject acts of hatred—in this case, anti-Semitic vandalism—that target religious institutions. Core to the mission of Aquinas College is inclusivity, and none shall be discriminated from participation and engagement in our community. We want our neighbors in the Jewish community in Grand Rapids and beyond to know that we are committed to promoting an inclusive environment in which ideas are exchanged and shared to strengthen our society.