The number of threats received appear to be in the hundreds and the Crimson reports that “many, but not all, of the emails’ intended recipients appear to have Asian surnames.”
The emails made reference to the intended recipients as “slit eyes.” The authors of the emails identified themselves as Stephanie Nguyen, Eduardo Nguyen and Huy Dinh.
The Cambridge Police Department has joined the Harvard University Police Department in the investigation.
The Harvard-Radcliffe Asian American Association and several other Asian cultural groups have cancelled a planned discussion this week on being Asian American at Harvard out of concern for safety.
You can read reaction from recipients of the emailed threats and an alternative get together of Asian Americans now being planned in the Harvard Crimson.