I would like to discuss the school-wide email chain dilemma. On Saturday two emails were sent to a school-wide chain advertising sporting event. The hockey team was in the semi-finals of the NESCAC championships and the basketball team was in the first round of NCAAs. Matt Fernald ’13 responded in a very provocative manner ultimately stating that this “spamming” was not only an inconvenience for him, but it also caused him to lose respect for those who sent it. In response, several other students sent emails that were extremely negative and even offensive.

Matt Fernald ’13 writes on his personal response about mass mailings on campus.

To the Student Body:

My name is Matt Fernald. A fair number of you know me as a friend, a friend of a friend, a Zumbye or a name that pops up now and then. You may also know me as the guy who spammed the school about not spamming the school. Responses were, shall we say… mixed. It is for this reason that I write.