Harvard Revokes Admissions From Students Who Shared Insensitive Memes

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  1. Abner

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    If all the girls who attended the Yale prom were laid end to end, I wouldn't be a bit surprised. - Dorothy Parker


    Young people will often find funny the worst things they can imagine. What they don't imagine is their social media tripe being eternal and public.
     
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    I've heard that some employers have begun to track employees social media pages looking for whatever they see as "bad for business." It seems intrusive even if I understand why they'd be interested. I've never known anyone to be fired for that sort of thing, or even disciplined in any way (not even "Take that stuff off your page.") I knew a guy who was fired for being arrested but I guess that's a different thing. As for these students, I guess an ultra-competitive college like Harvard can afford to screen people out based on virtually anything, including being an a-hole.
     
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    The news this morning is that people applying for tourist visas to the US will have to provide information on their social media accounts, for review by Homeland Security.
     
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    So does that mean that if I like LOLCATS on Facebook I won't be allowed back into the country?
     
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    Thankfully I did almost all my stupid stuff before the Internet, but now it's standard practice for police background investigators to sit recruits down at a computer and tell them to open their Facebook or other social media accounts for inspection.

    If they refuse, then thanks for playing, and there are no lovely consolation prizes.
     
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    I am not opposed to this at all. As one who hires/fires individuals in healthcare, I always comb the internet looking for anything I can find on a prospect.
     
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    As I recently discussed in the thread http://www.degreeinfo.com/off-topic-discussions/54369-real-steve-levicoff.html, this can be a problem if you have an uncommon name.

    I recently learned that my driver manager did a Facebook search on me and came up with you-know-who: the other Steve Levicoff.

    "Nah," he said, "it can't be him." And fortunately, he asked me about it.

    Yep, the whack job in Arizona has become a thorn in my side. :ugh1:
     
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    That sucks!
     
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    I think if I find myself in the job market again I might apply the lesson from your experience and point out the similar same names to the prospective employer in advance.

    I testify in court as part of my job and before a trial or deposition I often google myself to see what opposing counsel might come up with. Fortunately I've lead a mostly quiet life. At least, like moderator Bruce, since internet.
     

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