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Cornell Cracks Down on Private E-MAIL...
Responding to msg by [email protected] (Peter Wayner) on
Fri, 17 Nov 9:47 AM
The New York Times, November 17, 1995, p. B8.
Penalties Decided in E-Mail at Cornell
Cornell University has reached agreement with four students
on punishment for a widely distributed E-mail message they
wrote listing "75 reasons why women should not have freedom
of speech." The university rejected harsh penalties like
suspension because the students did not engage in sexual
harassment, university officials said yesterday.
The university had investigated complaints of sexual
harassment and misuse of computer resources after the
message made its way on the Internet last month, angering
thousands of computer users who sent angry responses to the
four students. The message included the lines, "If she
can't speak, she can't cry rape" and, "Of course, if she
can't speak, she can't say no."
The university said the students had agreed to attend a
program dealing with date and acquaintance rape, and would
perform 50 hours of community service.
There was a somewhat longer NYT article a day or two ago;
anybody want it, send your PIN_kie.