NDSU gets left on read hundreds of times following the behavior of a disgruntled employee
In shocking news today, North Dakota State has accidentally emailed over 5,000 ex-prospective students that they want them back.
“I am happy where I am,” Gina Lockwood, a student at Michigan State told us over email that she is happily attending the college of her dreams. “Then things got weird, as NDSU slid back into my inbox.”
Administration is running mad as they try their best to think of a good statement in response.
Emails we have seen range from the casual, “Hey! How are you doing?” to the downright desperate, “You up?”
“Hey! I thought I saw you last night 🙂 lol want to, I don’t know, study at my land grant?”Released email sent to several hundred ex-prospective students
The worst example that has been released was left on read, “Hey! I thought I saw you last night 🙂 lol want to, I don’t know study at my land grant?”
“It is entirely embarrassing,” Anne Taylors, a counselor at the Office of Admissions told me. She chose to remain anonymous, as the embarrassment of the scandal mounts.
She told us she was sickened to hear about the mishap. “We are a mature campus. We know when it is time to move on.” The students that were targeted often chose to either ignore the message all together or blast the university on social media for what some are calling “thirsty behavior.”
According to NDSU Police reports, the emails in question were sent by a disgruntled administration employee, Mark Walters, who was sickened by the rejection they felt by these students choosing other schools over NDSU, even after touring campus. Walters, who had been working at NDSU for over 27 years, has been put on immediate paid vacation.
“We are committed to their success, and we never find ourselves, ever, asking, what if?”NDSU President Dean Bresciani
“We are committed to each and every one of our students here on campus,” President Dean Bresciani told The Spectrum Thursday. “We are committed to their success, and we never find ourselves, ever, asking, what if?” For Bresciani’s part, this scandal marks his second in recent months.
Just last month, it was reported that the parking ticket man’s new car came directly out of a fund to increase the pay to the woman who works at Chopped, a decision that was backed by more than 95 percent of the campus.
We will report more as the story unravels. For the latest, make sure to stay tuned to The Spectrum.
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