The first hate letter came last spring. Since then, a total of three threats have arrived at SUNY Potsdam, singling out a professor, then adding in other minorities and the LGBT community.
Those notes sparked deep concern at the college. Students and faculty said it was a hard fall semester, filled with fear and stress, and questions about diversity and fairness on campus. There are signs of progress. But there’s also a need for some kind of reset before the conversation resumes in January.