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Slashdot | Student, Denied Degree For MySpace Photo, Sues

Slashdot | Student, Denied Degree For MySpace Photo, Sues

gwoodrow writes “We’ve all heard the ‘fired because of MySpace’ stories, where a simple blog or picture gets someone canned. But now one of the targets is fighting back. (The offending picture in this case was a snap from Halloween 2005 of the student in a pirate outfit drinking from a cup.)” From the article:

“Teacher in training Stacy Snyder was denied her education degree on the eve of graduation when Millersville University apparently found pictures on her MySpace page ‘promoting underage drinking.’ As a result, the 27-year-old mother of two had her teaching certificate withheld and was granted an English degree instead. In response, Snyder has filed a Federal lawsuit against the Pennsylvania university asking for her education diploma and certificate along with $75,000 in damages.”


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Original article: MySpace Photo Costs Teacher Education Degree - Offbeat

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