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Adjunct Gets Police Visit for Anti-Trump Tweets

November 17, 2016

Kevin Allred, an adjunct professor at Rutgers University at New Brunswick and an active social media user, wrote on Twitter that some of his anti-Donald Trump tweets prompted the university to have the New York City Police Department visit him and require him to undergo a psychological evaluation.

Allred acknowledged in a series of tweets that he had been outspoken in his criticisms of Trump, but said that his comments were clearly rhetoric and gave no reason for Rutgers to ask that he be evaluated.

A Rutgers spokesperson told, "The Rutgers University Police Department responded to a complaint from a student and took all appropriate action. We have no further comment."

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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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