Faculty Member Sends Email with Porn Link to Students

I get kind of busy sometimes with email and other online stuff, doing two or three things at the same time.  I have copied links to place in an email, and then something else to put in a document, and then I get distracted and sometimes put the wrong thing in the wrong document.  I’ve been lucky in that I haven’t inadvertently sent the wrong message with the wrong content to the wrong person.  That doesn’t happen to all of us.  Take, for example, the email sent by Drexel University faculty member Lisa McElroy to her students with a link to a great article about brief writing.  Turns out the link went to content on PornHub instead.  Woopsie.

I have sympathy for Professor McElroy in that this embarrassment was probably not deliberate.  Drexel is investigating.  Here are two links to the story, one from the Drexel University Herald and one from  WPVI-TV Philadelphia.  The latter has a screen shot of the email with the link blocked out.  I liked the Westlaw logo at the top of the message.  What I’d really like to know is not how or why this happened, or even the porn link.  What was the article on brief writing?  That’s what happens when you get to be my age.

Mark

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