“was made to look like it was sent by Harvard College’s Office of Undergraduate Education”
It’s amazing that our technology has advanced so far but we still get occasional hoaxes.
The Associated Press reports:
Harvard email saying student is ‘terminated’ is fake
CLAIM: Harvard College sent an email that revoked an admitted student’s acceptance due to the student’s social media posts.
AP’S ASSESSMENT: False. The email isn’t authentic, a spokesperson for Harvard University confirmed to The Associated Press.
THE FACTS: The bogus email, which was addressed to “student,” regarding their “admission status,” states: “It is with a heavy heart we inform you that you are being terminated from Harvard. This comes as a result of speculating your social media accounts and we believe that you do not transmit a good representation of the school.”
The email, which was made to look like it was sent by Harvard College’s Office of Undergraduate Education, does not detail what the so-called student wrote or posted that violated the school’s policies, and contains some strange vocabulary choices. A Twitter user who shared a screenshot of the false email on Aug. 10 wrote, “i feel sick to my stomach.” That tweet was liked more than 17,000 times.
But the college’s Office of Undergraduate Education does not admit students to Harvard College nor does the office withdraw admissions, according to Rachel Dane, a Harvard spokesperson.
“This is in fact, a hoax,” Dane said to the AP in an email.
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