What started as a Facebook group for exchanging memes resulted in Harvard University rescinding admissions offers for at least ten students admitted to the class of 2021, The Harvard Crimson reported.
After joining the university’s official “Harvard College Class of 2021” Facebook group, about 100 students formed a separate private messaging group where some shared memes about popular culture. Some members then went on to form a separate group, where sexually explicit memes and messages that sometimes targeted minority groups were shared, according to The Crimson. I
In the private Facebook group chat, students exchanged memes and images mocking sexual assault, the Holocaust, and the deaths of children among other concerning subject-matter. After discovering the chat, Harvard administrators rescinded admissions offers to at least ten of the students who participated in the chat in mid-April.
According to The Crimson, the university’s decision to rescind a student’s offer is final.