CCSU president says Muslim student was verbally harassed

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NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — Central Connecticut State University's president is urging the campus community to reach out and let Muslims know they are safe and welcome after a student reported she was verbally harassed.

The school's president, Jack Miller, says the school's office of diversity and equity is working with the student who reported the harassment on Tuesday. He did not describe details of the incident.

Miller said in a letter to colleagues and students on Wednesday that Muslims at the school should be embraced especially at a time when anti-Muslim rhetoric has become "so loud and pernicious in our country."

He said the university supports all who work and study there and urged anybody who witnesses any type of harassment to notify campus authorities.

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