1. Crimson Tide

    Harvard Explains Email Spying

    CAMBRIDGE, MA - JULY 30: People touring Harvard Yard stop by the John Harvard statue July 30, 2009 just off Harvard Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Harvard Square is a large triangular area located in the heart of Cambridge and adjacent to Harvard University, and is frequented by tens of thousands of tourists a year, and home to thousand of students with MIT University just down the road. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

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    Such snoops at Harvard! Top officials at the university released a statement Monday explaining why it secretly monitored the Harvard.edu email accounts of at least 16 deans. The snooping followed the leak in September of a confidential email that explained how students involved in last year’s cheating ring would be dealt with. According to the statement, officials were concerned that documents that were even more sensitive could be leaked. Are professors pleased? One called the search “dishonorable” and another “one of the lowest points in Harvard’s recent history—maybe Harvard’s history, period.” It seems as if they are not.

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