A police report says a student at a historically liberal Ohio college took credit for some racist fliers earlier this year, calling them a joke meant to get an overreaction.
OBERLIN, Ohio - Lena Dunham is urging her fellow "Obies" to stick together as her alma mater in Ohio wrestles with reports of racism.
The creator and star of HBO's "Girls" wrote on her Twitter account Monday after learning about racist graffiti at famously liberal Oberlin College.
The school about 30 miles from Cleveland was among the first to admit blacks. And the city of Oberlin was a stop on the Underground Railroad that aided escaped slaves.
Dunham tweeted: "Hey Obies, remember the beautiful, inclusive and downright revolutionary history of the place you call home. Protect each other."
Racist and anti-Semitic messages have been found on campus, and classes were canceled Monday after a report of someone wearing a Klan-type hooded robe.
"Girls" features several characters who met while attending Oberlin.
Oberlin College says the FBI has agreed to investigate possible bias incidents at the historically liberal college.
Scrawls of racially offensive graffiti and, more recently, a report of someone wearing what looked like a Ku Klux Klan-type hooded robe on campus have shaken students at historically liberal Oberlin College.
Lena Dunham is urging her fellow "Obies" to stick together as her alma mater in Ohio wrestles with reports of racism.
Oberlin authorities are looking for a suspicious man reportedly seen wearing a hood and robe that resembles a KKK outfit on the Oberlin College campus.
Oberlin College students challenge the school over a no trespassing list the school says doesn't exist.
Students are speaking out against a secret "no trespass" list maintained by their northern Ohio college.
Oberlin College's purchase of 99-year-old movie theater creates buzz among Hollywood stars and among students studying movie-making.
Some students are finding they can attend an expensive, private college with fewer out-of-pocket dollars than a state school.