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Hate-related threats unsettle Oberlin campus

School cancels classes to hold day of solidarity

OBERLIN, Ohio — Oberlin College, known as much for ardent liberalism as for academic excellence, canceled classes on Monday and convened a ‘‘day of solidarity’’ after the latest in a monthlong string of what it called hate-related incidents and vandalism.

At an emotional gathering in the packed 1,200-seat campus chapel, the college president, Marvin Krislov, apologized on behalf of the college to students who felt threatened by the incidents and said classes were canceled for ‘‘a different type of educational exercise,’’ one intended to hold ‘‘an honest discussion, even a difficult discussion.’’

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