Prestigious Harvard University says ‘not so fast’ to 10 [ten] prospective students who thought it’d be funny to post obscene memes in a Facebook group intended to connect incoming freshman.
Members of Harvard’s class of 2021 say that they initially joined the group in order to help with the transition into college [i.e. having some sort of idea who’d be joining their class]. Little did they know, the group would turn disgusting after a few students decided to begin posting racial comments and mocking deaths of innocent children; while urging them to do so.
According to an article in ‘The Harvard Crimson’:
“In the group, students sent each other memes and other images mocking sexual assault, the Holocaust, and the deaths of children, according to screenshots of the chat obtained by The Crimson. Some of the messages joked that abusing children was sexually arousing, while others had punchlines directed at specific ethnic or racial groups. Once called the hypothetical hanging of a Mexican child “piñata time.”
And it gets worse…..
Students posting filthy memes then decided to create a ‘spin-off’ group, and only other students who posted the same sort of images would be invited to the spin-off group! So basically they created their own “rights of passage” via Facebook.
According to student Cassandra Luca,
“They were like, ‘Oh, you have to send a meme to the original group to prove that you could get into the new one. This was a ‘just because we got into Harvard doesn’t mean we can’t have fun” kind of thing.”
Upon finding out about the group, Harvard’s Admissions Office reached out to the students in April asking them disclose every picture they posted, as well as a letter implicating to those students that their admission status was now under review and instructed them NOT to attend the annual “Visita’s” [Harvard’s annual weekend for prospective students].
The letter read:
“As we understand you were among the members contributing such material to this chat, we are asking that you submit a statement by tomorrow at noon to explain your contributions and actions for discussion with the Admissions Committee. It is unfortunate that I have to reach out about this situation.”
In a released statement by the University to the public, they state:
“The Admissions Committee was disappointed to learn that several students in a private group chat for the Class of 2021 were sending messages that contained offensive messages and graphics.”
Weeks later, 10 [ten] students received letters stating that after review, their admissions had been rescinded!
Great Job Harvard!!!
With the following description:
“As a reminder, Harvard College reserves the right to withdraw an offer of admission under various conditions including if admitted student engages in behavior that brings into question his or her honesty, maturity, or moral character.”
There you have it!
Click here to check out “The Harvard Crimson’s” official article.