Lunedi, 19 Novembre, 2018

Harvard Rescinds Students' Admission Offers Over Private Facebook Posts

Harvard Rescinds Students' Admission Offers Over Private Facebook Posts Harvard Rescinds Students' Admission Offers Over Private Facebook Posts
Parmenio Sano | 20 Giugno, 2017, 18:41

Offensive images: so bold and daring!

Harvard has rescinded admission to a group of students who circulated discriminatory, obscene, and abusive memes on Facebook.

Comments suggesting that "abusing children was sexually arousing". "My Jews are nearly done!" "As we stated, only if an incident is reported to us that purportedly violates our Principles of Community and/or Student Code of Conduct, will it be investigated in the proper channels". "Mainstream memes are mainstream memes", she said. "Your final transcript has to pretty much match what they excepted you on".

"I'm happy to see that the institution is doing everything in its power to ensure that students on campus are safe and not surrounded by individuals who perpetuate and promote violence", she said.

One anonymously cited and now-rejected student says the university administrators also instructed the students not to come to Harvard's late-April admitted students weekend.

Ten students had their acceptances to Harvard revoked because of offensive messages and mean memes created online recently.


The group began as part of the Harvard College's incoming class group, but a few chose to create a spin-off group, at one point titled "Harvard memes for horny bourgeois teens". "I respect the decision of the admissions officers to rescind the offers because those actions really spoke about the students' true characters", she said. The students were asked to submit a statement detailing their contributions to the group.

In April, Harvard admissions officials sent letters to some members of the group asking them to explain their offensive posts, saying their admission was under review and that they shouldn't attend Harvard's freshmen visiting event in April, the Crimson reported. "These students walked into something that's bigger than them and that's part of the reason the reaction has been so strong". "These actions are not consistent with the spirit of the First Amendment". There's more; from bestiality, to racist stuff, and even jokes about death.

Experts say college students need to be very cautious when posting on social media.

Amy Adler, a professor at New York University School of Law, told NBC that Harvard was clear in their policy.

Try to engage kids in frequent conversations, Homayoun said, about how they can shut down inappropriate comments, or at least disengage from them - just as they should in real life. At the least, these kids need to learn that if you want to be an incredible asshole online, do it anonymously.

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