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Rittenhouse Says He Will Attend Blinn College, Not Texas A&M

June 7, 2022

Kyle Rittenhouse now says he will attend Blinn College, a community college near Texas A&M University, not Texas A&M.

Rittenhouse said he would be enrolling at A&M in an appearance on The Charlie Kirk Show posted to YouTube Saturday, Insider reported. “I’m going to be going there, and it’s going to be awesome,” Rittenhouse said, wearing a baseball cap with the university’s insignia on it. “Beautiful campus, amazing people, amazing food.”

But an A&M spokesperson disagreed that he is a future student. “He has not been admitted as a student this summer or fall,” Kelly Brown told The Dallas Morning News.

Rittenhouse shot three people, killing two of them, in 2020, in Wisconsin. A jury found him not guilty of first-degree homicide and four other charges.

On Monday he tweeted the correction to his earlier statements.

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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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