A woman was walking with a group of students Thursday when she saw an obscene, hateful note that "challenged her right to be in Harvard and wished her badly," Harvard said in a statement .
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"We condemn this hateful act and all forms of hate speech," Harvard President Lawrence Bakov and Dean Claudin Gay write in a joint letter to the community of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.  "Attacks of this kind are detrimental to the people who experience them, and an attack on our faculty's core commitment to academic achievement," Bacow and Gay wrote. "The acts of fanaticism and malice hurt us all because they corrode the trust and respect that are essential to the open exchange of ideas.
Bacow and Gay have stated that they will encounter such attacks "with every resource we have. "[1