p2pnet news view | Freedom:- When is spam not spam. That is the question.
And it’s one Michigan State University student leader Kara Spencer would like answered.
In September, she, “began discussing the shortened fall 2009 schedule with a small group of faculty members and administrators,” says CNet News, going on:
“She followed up by contacting 391 faculty members by e-mail, saying that professors should be aware of the ‘burden for class schedules and syllabi’ the change would involve.”
But this upset plant biology teacher Katherine Gross (right) who, “complained to the university administrators, who summoned Spencer to a mandatory meeting and informed her that she would face disciplinary charges,” says the story, going on:
“A formal letter listing Gross as a ‘possible witness’ to the offense said that the e-mail violated university policies saying that students can use the network only for ‘authorized purposes’.”
CNet has Spencer saying the board, “may take up to seven days to render a ruling, so at this point I am just waiting for their notification’.”
Gross didn’t respond to “multiple requests for comment,” it adds.
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CNet News – Michigan State to student: Political e-mail is spam, December 5, 2008
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