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Curry Fires Employee After Probe of Hateful Graffiti

June 30, 2022

Curry College, in Massachusetts, has fired an employee linked to hateful graffiti found on campus this year, WHDH News reported.

Curry students found more than a dozen swastikas and racist graffiti in dorm bathrooms, laundry rooms and other areas on campus. One message specifically targeted Black students and mentioned a date in February. College officials ordered remote learning on several dates and offered a $10,000 reward for information.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and Milton police determined that one person was likely behind the racist vandalism and identified a person of interest. The college then conducted its own internal investigation and fired an employee. But college rules mean the employee was not identified.

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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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