Wednesday, 18 October, 2017

Harvard Rescinds Acceptance for Students Who Posted Offensive Memes on Facebook

Harvard Rescinds Acceptance Letters After Obscene Posts in Chat Room Harvard Takes Back Acceptances From Students For Obscene Social Media Messages
Theresa Hayes | 07 June, 2017, 05:24

The Crimson obtained, but did not publicly release, screenshots from the private chat that featured "memes and other images mocking sexual assault, the Holocaust and the deaths of children", as well as people of color.

Meanwhile, others wondered if Harvard had gone too far given that the offensives memes had been shared in a private Facebook group. But a school policy states that Harvard reserves the right to withdraw its offers of acceptance if an "admitted student engages in behavior that brings into question his or her honesty, maturity, or moral character".

The messaging group was simple in nature as a small group of incoming freshman students admitted that they just sent things to one another.

The website The Tab published several of the items, including one mocking the Holocaust, "to give full context to the administration's decision to rescind the students' offers".

Harvard rescinded the offers of at least ten incoming freshmen mid-April for sharing what it termed "offensive" memes and messages, as reported Sunday.

Harvard University has revoked offers to at least 10 prospective students who apparently didn't think taking the mickey out of these serious issues would land them in trouble. "General stuff you'd find on 4chan honestly", the incoming freshman said.

The messages shared by the students in a private Facebook group chat were sexually explicit and targeted minority groups, the publication reported.

The qualifications for being accepted amongst the horny bourgeois consisted of proving oneself worthy by posting "provocative" memes to the larger group. "Harvard College and the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid were troubled and disappointed to see a conversation that included graphics with offensive themes".

Receiving your college acceptance letter is one of the greatest days of a person's life, and even more so if they get into the school they were hoping for.

Prior to the recent obscene meme news, the group was home to Harvard-takes on your average meme, including trashing Cornell and a notable obsession with Goldman Sachs internships.

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