« on: March 10, 2005, 11:20:38 AM »
If trying to access the admitted students' site prior to receipt of your decision is hacking, that is absolutely ridiculous. If you know the format of the username/password, why not try? Every applicant is dying to find out if they are in and if you happen to find out that you are before the letter arrives, so what? You didn't steal someone else's info or anything - the decision to admit you had already been made and access had already been granted. So what if you didn't see the letter telling you that. You wouldn't have been able to access the site if you weren't admitted, so where's the harm? If you try and are successful, you are allowed to be there. If you try and are unsuccessful, you can't get in. Big deal.
I don't know exactly what happened with the Harvard students. I just wanted to mention how silly I think it is to get all upset bc students (not necessarily the Harvard B-school ones, just in general) may be trying to access admitted students' sites to find out.