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HARVARD: DOZENS DISCIPLINED OVER EXAM CHEATING

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BOSTON (AP) — Harvard University said Friday it issued academic sanctions against approximately 60 students who were forced to withdraw from school for a period of time in a cheating scandal that involved the final exam in a class on Congress, drawing criticism from a high-profile alumnus.

The school implicated as many as 125 students in the scandal when officials first addressed the issue last year.

The inquiry started after a teaching assistant in a spring semester undergraduate-level government class detected problems in the take-home test, including that students may have shared answers.

In a campus-wide email Friday, Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Michael D. Smith said the school’s academic integrity board had resolved all the cases related to the cheating probe.

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  1. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    February 2nd, 2013

    As Breitbart might have said, “So?”

    Harvard lost its pedigree back when they began sweeping the streets for minority students.

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  2. RANDO

    February 2nd, 2013

    No problem. They can all become Community Organizers.

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  3. cfm990

    February 2nd, 2013

    Mumsy And Father are sooo disappointed. Seems I shant be attending spring break in Monaco this year. Oh well, I”ll just have to settle for Hawaii.

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  4. Diann

    February 2nd, 2013

    Am I supposed to gasp in shock?

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  5. Maudie N Mandeville

    February 2nd, 2013

    For years, all students at Harvard and other Ivy leagues have been graded on an affirmative action curve to make their students look smarter with high GPA’s. Cheating just makes it easier on the teacher.

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  6. Czar of Defenestration

    February 2nd, 2013

    Yeah…looks like it’s time to “update” that ol’ logo:

    TR OO
    F

    Hahvahd

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  7. Wyatt, Insensitive Progressive Jerk

    February 2nd, 2013

    They were cheating in a class on Congress? The correct answer to any question on the Congress test is “He/she is a self-centered, greedy, egotistical, dimwitted, lying bastard and acted accordingly.”

    There, you all get an “A.”

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  8. LadyGun12

    February 2nd, 2013

    Harvard gives take-home exams? The dumbing down of Harvard is complete.

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  9. thirdtwin

    February 2nd, 2013

    I like how they said that about half the cheaters were made to withdraw “for a period of time” which is “usually 2 to 4 semesters”.

    All of them will be back by next semester. Guaranteed.

    And how stupid do you have to be to cheat on a take-home test, much less get caught??!!

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  10. thirdtwin

    February 2nd, 2013

    Wyatt, replace ” He/She is” with “Republicans are”.

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  11. Tim

    February 2nd, 2013

    Why in the world would anyone at Harvard have to cheat?

    For pity’s sake, Ted Kennedy graduated!

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  12. Stranded in Sonoma

    February 2nd, 2013

    How far back does this investigation go? Please say 1991. Please say 1991.

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