Looks like there were some additions to the bridge, but they’ve been covered up (didn’t get any pics of what was underneath):
By the end of the day, the west side got a new coating:
——————- Update (5/2/2013) ——————–
It looks like the paint was covered up for a good reason; President Sullivan basically calls it hate speech in an email to the University community:
On the morning of Wednesday, May 1, a display of hate and bias was discovered painted on Beta Bridge.
The individuals responsible for this derogatory message were trying to intimidate and isolate members of our University community. We reject this expression of hatred, and we stand by the University’s commitment to promote an inclusive and welcoming environment that embraces the full spectrum of human attributes, perspectives, and disciplines.
There is no place for intolerance, bigotry, or hatred in such an environment. We condemn this abhorrent act, which is disruptive to civility and community life, is not representative of our values, and will not be tolerated.
Not surprisingly, Twitter has blown up about this:
Of course right when something like this happens, that’s the time I don’t have a picture of it. So I can’t tell you exactly what was written, but clearly the most inflammatory part was the use of the “N-word,” as was documented by Instagram pictures from several Tweeters: