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Should a Felon Get to Show Art in a Senior Exhibit?

May 31, 2022

One of the artists on display in a show of graduating seniors at Bennington College is a felon who pleaded guilty to lewd-lascivious conduct and furnishing alcohol to a minor, The Bennington Banner reported. The plea deal came in a case in which Jack D’Angelo, a senior, was accused of forcing a 16-year-old to take drugs and drink alcohol before sexually assaulting the teen. Some students have said that Bennington does not do enough to prevent and punish sexual assault. A spokesperson for Bennington said, “Jack D’Angelo graduated from the college in December. We can’t share more than directory information, due to [Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act] privacy concerns.”

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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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