Retriever sent along this NYT story about Harvard administrators reading the emails of Resident Deans, lecturers who are not tenure-track professors.
Follow closely. The initial outrage seems to be about "creepy" electronic surveillance and invasion of privacy. Yet as you read on, you find that it would generally be okay to do that to staff, but not faculty - and profs are considering Resident Deans faculty in this instance.
Wow. You can think it's allowable that an employer reads the emails on its account (as is true where I work), or you can think email should be private. But to think it's okay to read the emails of some employees - I mean, who cares, really? - but not others, that's some entitlement.