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Harvard or Big Brother? Secret Email Search Provokes Outrage

March 13, 2013

Harvard University has been plunged into controversy following a Boston Globe report from this weekend revealing that university administrators covertly accessed and searched the email accounts of 16 resident deans this past fall. The secret search, conducted without notice and in apparent violation of institutional policies governing faculty email, was undertaken to identify the source of a leak to the media about the school's high-profile and widespread cheating case, which resulted in the expulsion of an estimated 70 students...

Schools: Harvard University