Karen Owen

Karen Owen

The Dangers of Sharing Too Much Personal Information Online

girl with laptopWe all know that you need to be careful about what you put up on Facebook. Those drunken pictures from last weekend might come back to bite you when a future employer is doing a background check on you. But what about sending information to your friends? Turns out, that might not be the best idea either.

Karen Owen graduated from Duke University in 2010. She recently compiled a 42-slide Powerpoint presentation titled “An Education Beyond the Classroom: Excelling in the Realm of Horizontal Academics.” In this presentation, Owen gives detailed accounts of 13 Duke athletes she had been sexually involved with. She ranks each guy, according to their physiques, sexual prowess, and other factors. Read the rest of this entry »



Duke’s Reputation Tarnished From Sexual Joke Thesis Project

Duke University

Duke University

Twenty-two-year-old Duke University spring 2010 graduate Karen Owen has tarnished the reputation of the prestigious  school, according to critics, by writing a fake thesis presentation about her sexual encounters with 13 of the school’s athletic students.

“It makes me ashamed that the Duke name is attached to what she’s done. And it’s the age-old double standard: people are more critical of what she did because she’s a girl,” Duke senior Nicole Queathem told the NY Times.

The 42-page PowerPoint slideshow presentation reportedly started out as a joke, and was only sent to friends of Owen. But, of course, as things do in this day and age, the thesis went viral and exploded across the Internet, becoming a public relations nightmare for the university, upsetting parents, faculty and students across the campus. Critics say the presentation was an invasion of privacy for the players who were unwittingly involved in the joke, and an embarrassment to the school’s classy and honorable reputation. Read the rest of this entry »





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