Harvard's search of staff e-mail accounts went further than previously disclosed, administrators said Tuesday. They announced that an outside lawyer would investigate the matter and a task force would review privacy policies. President Drew Gilpin Faust and two deans revealed the developments in a faculty meeting, and the deans apologized. In investigating leaks about a cheating scandal, administrators searched subject lines in the accounts that 16 instructors have as resident deans. On Tuesday, administrators said that with one resident dean, the search included that dean's personal Harvard account, but no e-mails were opened.
This article originally appeared in The New York Times.