Oxford issues apology for leaked list of worst-performing students
- Oxford University is apologizing for accidentally sending a list of worst-performing students to hundreds of their peers.
- The leaked list contained names and grades of undergraduates at University College who performed poorly on pre-Christmas "collections" exams, which are used to track students' progress toward a good final grade.
- Academic administrator Kristiana Dahl sent the e-mail, which showed the results of close to 50 students, and staff quickly requested that students "please delete the email previously sent out as it contained inaccuracies."
Well, this is certainly embarrassing for Oxford. While some students told The Telegraph that they felt "publicly humiliated" by the leak, one said that those on the list are "just trying to laugh it off." Hence yet another student's response, referencing the presence of nine law students on the list: "I would sue but there are apparently no decent lawyers at Univ."
Chalk this up as yet another lesson to double-check everything before you send an e-mail containing sensitive information.
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