By: KDKA-TV News Staff
MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KDKA) — Robert Morris University says it is investigating after “racist insults” were shouted during a virtual Saudi National Day celebration.READ MORE: Port Authority Holding Question And Answer Session On New Fare Plan
In an email to students, faculty and staff, Vice President of Student Life John Michalenko said the incident happened Sept. 25 during the event via Google Meet.READ MORE: Coroner Called To Home In Westmoreland County
“As President (Chris) Howard began his remarks, someone attending under an apparent pseudonym shouted racist insults before the event organizers were able to expel them from the event,” Michalenko said in the email.
Robert Morris says the event is being investigated by the Information Technology and Information Security staff. The incident was also reported to Google, the university says.MORE NEWS: Motion To Denounce Bans On Transgender Athletes Fails Before Allegheny County Council
“It is not clear whom this vile conduct was directed, but it does not matter: It is in direct conflict with RMU’s core values and the spirit of mutual respect, dignity, and inclusivity that we work to instill on campus,” Michalenko said.