Friday, June 17, 2005

University of Kansas E-mail Blunder Outs Failing Students

An Associated Press story reported in USA Today:
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Due to an e-mail mistake by the University of Kansas, 119 students who failed all their classes during the last semester found out who shared their misfortune. The students were notified earlier this week that they were in jeopardy of having their financial aid revoked. The e-mail sent Monday by the Office of Student Financial Aid asked for additional information to determine if they were still eligible for aid.

The e-mail address list included the names of all 119 students, with the result that everyone on it could see the names of all the others.

“It was a completely inadvertent, unintentional mistake,” university spokesman Todd Cohen said Thursday. “It was our error, our mistake and we deeply regret it.”
The only comment we have on this is: “Oops!”

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