A Message Regarding a Racist Robocall Voicemail

December 26, 2019

We have become aware that robocall messages from a white supremacist group were received on many faculty and staff landlines at Barnard and may have been received by a small number of Columbia faculty and staff as well.  The contents of this message, related to Tess Majors’ recent death, are abhorrent and viciously racist. We write to let you know that we are actively looking into this with the NYPD and are working to block the caller.  If you have received this type of message or receive one in the future, please let us know.  We take this attack on our values extremely seriously.

Gerald M. Rosberg, Senior Executive Vice President
Suzanne B. Goldberg, Executive Vice President for University Life
James F. McShane, Vice President for Public Safety