Harvard Students Investigated for Cheating

Ivy League professor finds evidence of academic dishonesty on a take-home exam.
3:00 | 08/31/12

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The start of fall semester maybe just days away but the buzz on the Harvard campus is about a final exam from last spring. That has 125. Students now being investigated for cheating. I am really was surprise. Especially because. I got in the email that it was unprecedented apparently of the students need to divorce they estimate that over half of them are involved. And that's just -- -- surprising. According to the Harvard Crimson newspaper the course in question government thirteen ten -- reduction to congress. The final take home exam was completely open book and allow students to reference their notes even the Internet. But student collaboration was not allowed and the professor -- the exams reportedly found extensive evidence that students -- -- did work together plagiarizing each other's work. I think it'll have a huge impact and having. He has some of the kids back I'm -- I think that's. -- in a statement university president drew Faust wrote these allegations if proven represented totally unacceptable behavior that betrays the trust upon which intellectual inquiry at Harvard depends. It's an Ivy League bombshell but not everyone is shocked I feel like there's academic dishonesty that goes on and high schools and colleges around the country but I think the majority of students. Are incredibly hardworking very intelligent and very honest.

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