Professor emails private student records by accident

Mike LaCount reports:

On April 8, students in the UW-Milwaukee Geography department received an e-mail containing personal information of former UWM students, but the message was removed before most of the recipients opened it.

Judith Kenny, associate professor and undergraduate program chair for the department of geography, sent an e-mail to 97 students in the program. The intended message was to inform the students of their program advisor‘s name. Instead, the wrong file was attached to the email, which contained information of about 33 former geography students.

The information in the e-mail included student names, GPAs and student I.D. numbers. In the past, UWM used social security numbers as student I.D.s This system was common in colleges across the country. UWM stopped using social security numbers several years ago.

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