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Harvard e-mail searches broader than first described

Top Harvard University administrators disclosed Tuesday that covert searches of e-mail accounts regarding a massive cheating scandal were more extensive than previously acknowledged, deepening a controversy that has caused a rift between faculty and the administration.

Evelynn Hammonds, the dean of Harvard College, told faculty that she authorized a search of two e-mail ­accounts belonging to a resident dean who had forwarded a confidential message about the scandal. The search looked specifically for correspondence with two Harvard Crimson reporters who had covered the scandal.

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