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Sexist calls reported at Alderman, other places on Grounds

UPD conducting investigation

<p>Threatening phone calls to student circulation desk workers are currently under investigation.</p>

Threatening phone calls to student circulation desk workers are currently under investigation.

The University Police Department is actively investigating a menacing phone call made to the Alderman Library circulation desk Thursday evening.

During the call, a man called a female student assistant a “c—t.” The man on the phone claimed his right to call the woman the derogatory term in light of Donald Trump's election to the presidency.

“UPD has taken a report in regards to some annoying phone calls received around Grounds,” UPD Crime Prevention Coordinator Ben Rexrode said. “As this is an active criminal investigation, we are not able to provide any more information at this time.”

There have been similar calls made to Newcomb Hall, among other spots on Grounds.

Clemons Library Circulation Supervisor Jeremy Wilks, Information Services Director Barbie Selby, Library External Relations and Outreach Director Charlotte Morford and University spokesman Anthony de Bruyn declined to comment for this article.

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