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E-mail lands student in hearing at MSU

December 10, 2008

The e-mail that Michigan State University student Kara Spencer sent to 391 professors in September wasn't vulgar, abusive or libelous.

It was meant as an informational e-mail, an appeal to speak up about a campus issue.

It still landed her in a disciplinary hearing in front of MSU's Student-Faculty Judiciary last week, facing possible suspension.

Spencer had allegedly violated university regulations on the use of its computer network. Those regulations prohibit individuals from sending unsolicited bulk e-mails for personal reasons and set the bar for bulk e-mail at 20 to 30 recipients over two days... Download file "E-mail lands student in hearing at MSU"

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