The Amherst Student ArchiveAmherst College
"By denouncing the usage of the email chain, students cannot advertise their extracurricular endeavors and achievements to the entire student body."
In my 3.5 years at the college, I do not recall ever having received a mass e-mail from students for this purpose. The only mass e-mails I have received are from people advertising parties or sporting events, and doing so rather unprofessionally. The fact of the matter is that I, like all the other students on campus, get many e-mails everyday. Many of these e-mails are irrelevant and I delete them immediately, but I have to waste time in doing so, so you can imagine why I, like others, might not particularly like getting spam mail from students who feel the need to tell me, someone who they likely don't know, about a party I don't care about. For the record, I agree 100% with Mr. Fernald - he did not say anything wrong. I don't think his e-mail was at all "provocative" - it merely expressed something that many of us feel.
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