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Harvard case offers reminder of perils of online misbehavior

 


The racist social-media posts were originally shared only among friends — in text messages and a Google document. But someone took screenshots, which led Harvard University to revoke an offer of admission to a Parkland high school survivor.

The decision announced Monday serves as a reminder to aspiring college students and all young people that online comments, even those considered private, can resurface and be used against them.

It's relatively unusual for colleges to rescind admission offers. When they do, it's more often for a slip in academic performance or disciplinary issues than s...



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