St. Joe’s Sends Out Mass Email Revealing Everyone’s GPA

Transparency is nice and all, but…

“Upperclassmen at Saint Joseph’s University’s Haub School of Business found out precisely where they stood among their peers when a mass email sent from the dean’s office March 6 accidentally included a spreadsheet of their grade-point averages. Officials said Tuesday that the extensive report card hitched a ride on a solicitation for an internship in Italy that went out to nearly 500 undergrads.”

Lucky this is a business school and not a law school; an especially litigious bunch could make St. Joe’s pay dearly for this mistake: “Federal law forbids a student’s grades from being disclosed without written consent.” [Daily News]