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Tensions Over Student's Trump Sticker at St. John's

February 12, 2016

A student at St. John's University, in New York, posted on Twitter a photo of another student's laptop featuring a sticker endorsing Donald Trump and threatened to "smash this bitch's computer" if 7,000 people retweeted the photo, The New York Daily News reported. The original tweet has been removed, but versions of the photo (such as above right) remain online. The student with the sticker reportedly threw a cup of green tea at the student who posted the photo. On Twitter St. John's said it was aware of and dealing with the situation.

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Scott Jaschik

Scott Jaschik, Editor, is one of the three founders of Inside Higher Ed. With Doug Lederman, he leads the editorial operations of Inside Higher Ed, overseeing news content, opinion pieces, career advice, blogs and other features. Scott is a leading voice on higher education issues, quoted regularly in publications nationwide, and publishing articles on colleges in publications such as The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, Salon, and elsewhere. He has been a judge or screener for the National Magazine Awards, the Online Journalism Awards, the Folio Editorial Excellence Awards, and the Education Writers Association Awards. Scott served as a mentor in the community college fellowship program of the Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media, of Teachers College, Columbia University. He is a member of the board of the Education Writers Association. From 1999-2003, Scott was editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education. Scott grew up in Rochester, N.Y., and graduated from Cornell University in 1985. He lives in Washington.

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