As you’ve likely heard, a group of Harvard students have been holding protests for the past few weeks, both in solidarity with students at the University of Missouri, and to make their own demands. Among them, they want the law school seal changed because the current image is derived from the family crest of an 18th-century slaveholder, Isaac Royall, Jr., whose estate funded the first professorship there.

Now, Harvard is looking into what appears to be an incident of racially motivated vandalism overnight.

Black tape was placed over the faces of the portraits of some of the law school’s black faculty. 

Among the defaced portraits was that of Harvard Law professor Ron Sullivan (@ProfRonSullivan), also the director of the school’s criminal justice institute.