No Hackers at Harvard

“BOSTON (Reuters) – Harvard Business School said on Tuesday it is rejecting applications from 119 would-be students who it says hacked into a Web site to learn if they were accepted at the Ivy League university ahead of the official notification.

“This behavior is unethical at best — a serious breach of trust that cannot be countered by rationalization,” Kim Clark, dean of Harvard Business School, said in a statement.

“Any applicant found to have done so will not be admitted to this school.”

I have to agree with Harvard, this is a serious issue. The line shouldn’t be crossed. If the students are smart enough to get into Harvard they should be smart enough to recognize that there is nothing to be gained by learning of their acceptance or denial earlier than the school’s normal notification system.

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