Dakota Fanning’s NYU enrollment & email leaked by curious, stalking students


Back in June, we reported that Dakota Fanning had graduated high school and was, in all likelihood, planning to attend NYU for the upcoming fall semester. Well, thanks to a loophole in NYU’s email system, the students who run the NYULocal website have confirmed Dakota’s status as an enrolled student. Further, the publication has revealed to anyone with access to the NYU email system just how easy it is to locate Dakota’s student email address. If I were Dakota, I’d be more than a little creeped out by this over-enthusiastic, warm welcome:

Dakota Fanning has been found out by her fellow students.

The 17-year-old star of “The Runaways” will be attending New York University beginning this fall — and a loophole in the university’s email system confirmed it.

Student-run website nyulocal.com followed up on the actress’ visit to the school last spring by using NYU’s email system, which allows students to search for one another by name.

Typing in “Dakota Fanning” revealed the star’s new @nyu.com email address and made it clear that she’ll be landing in New York City for the coming school year.

Fanning won’t be the only famous face on campus. Currently, “The Sixth Sense” star Haley Joel Osment attends the university as do former Disney stars Dylan and Cole Sprouse.

And there are plenty of famous alumni as well: James Franco attended, Alec Baldwin once studied there and comedian Aziz Ansari graduated in 2004.

Welcome to New York, Dakota! And if you like school, just remember that it’s easy enough for celebrity students to stick around and teach.

[From NYDailyNews]

In this day and age, the hunting and gathering of a celebrity’s email address isn’t entirely unexpected, but this still reminds me of that time when Emma Watson was stalked by Harvard jackasses after she first arrived at Brown University. However, I think once the initial rush of having Dakota at NYU will soon wear off, and it should be easier for her to blend in at NYU (which doesn’t have a traditional campus layout and is spread out in various locations throughout Manhattan) than it would be at most other universities. The positive thing here, of course, is that Dakota’s starting college; and she’ll hopefully do as well for herself there as she did in high school. Also, there is apparently an option for NYU students to “opt out” of the email directory, so Dakota needs to do so, like, yesterday.



Photos courtesy of Fame

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  1. filthycute says:

    Good for her. Smart girl. (Take note, Blohan)

  2. Krissy says:

    Seriously, if you’re on college you need to grow up and leave the poor girl alone!

  3. GossipVixen says:

    Dylan and Cole Sprouse are old enough to attend college now? Wow, I’m feeling old…

  4. Tiffany says:

    I hope that she graduates from college. Those four years just fly by, enjoy them. Unlike other young actors, she is not a flash in the pants, her career will still be there when she returns. Good Luck.

  5. Turtle Dove says:

    Best of luck to her. She comes across as extremely intelligent, and I hope that people at her college let her have the educational experience she deserves.

  6. JPX says:

    Since when did Fanning become so homely? Seriously, she looks so mannish now.

  7. Devon says:

    Her sister, in that first photo, is gorgeous. I’m always happy to hear when young people, god that makes me sound old, at least attempt to go to college/university. Post-secondary education isn’t for all but at least giving it a solid go is a great way to find that out. If you don’t try, how do you know it’s not for you?

  8. Amy says:

    huh I had access to NYU’s login this past year because I was a grad student. But honestly I’m not going to spend my time sending emails to Dakota Fanning when I don’t even know her! I guess it’s kind of cool we can figure out celebs email but seriously what do you do with it?

  9. Sarah says:

    I don’t think its that big of a deal since it is just her student e-mail, and not her personal one. I rarely ever use my student e-mail, and check it maybe a couple times a year. Although, things may work differently at NYU.

  10. ladybert62 says:

    She is such a cutie! That dress with the yellow flower-things on it is awful and overwhelms her petite self.

    I hope she is careful at NYU and nothing awful comes of this email leak – there are lots of creepy, strange, dangerous people out there and someone just might be obsessed with her and wish her harm.

  11. lucy2 says:

    I’m really glad to see she’s going to college, she and her family should be really proud of how well they’ve all handled the Hollywood career and real life. Good luck to her!

  12. fancyamazon says:

    @JPX Just wondering, have you ever seen a man? I’m sorry, but it seems like every female celebrity is subjected to this at some point. I have only seen manly-looking women a few times, and none of them were anywhere near the entertainment industry. She looks female to me.

  13. Ellen Ripley says:

    She’s a lovely girl and always comes across as intelligent and poised. I like her very much and hope she is left alone to enjoy college.

  14. rrrooow says:

    Elle fanning has the face of Signourney weaver’s alien daughter in alien resurrection. seriously, yuck.

  15. eternalcanadian says:

    There’s a huge difference between the requisite student email and one’s personal email. I never used my student email so I don’t think Dakota has anything to worry about. If NYU had given out her class schedule or which halls of residence she lived in I definitely would be worried and contact campus security!

  16. Strawberrygirl says:

    I attended UCLA when James Franco was there. In fact, I saw him on a regular basis around campus and at Starbucks. I know he stopped attending one class because people would wait for him after class, so they could get an autograph. His email was also accessible through the student search. Everyone is assigned an email, it’s just whether they actually use it.

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