USU Student Apologizes for E-mail

USU Student Apologizes for E-mail

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LOGAN, Utah (AP) -- A Utah State student has apologized for an e-mail that attacked the alleged sexual orientation of a candidate in the student elections.

E-mail author Josh Gochnour said he had no intention of the e-mail to be forwarded across campus. He said he intended the e-mail for only the eight or nine friends he sent it to last week.

His apology was posted on a popular U-S-U blog site.

In the e-mail, Gochnour urged his friends to vote for one candidate as vice president because his opponent is -- quote -- "a nice guy but he is a homosexual."

Administrators are evaluating whether Gochnour violated Utah State code or computer-use policy by using the campus server for political proselytizing.

The student named in the e-mail, who lost the election, is contacting a national civil rights organization for recommendations on how to proceed with what he deemed a possibly libelous invasion of privacy.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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