Skip to comments.Harvard Is Investigating 125 Undergrads In Massive Cheating Scandal
Posted on 08/31/2012 7:02:14 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
More than 125 Harvard University undergraduates are being investigated for plagiarism and other academic misconduct surrounding final examinations, according to Bloomberg News.
The incident is the "most wide-spread cheating scandal" known to rock Harvard, school officials told Bloomberg News.
All of the students were in a class of around 250 undergraduates. The group being accused will now face the Harvard Administrative board.
Officials said they discovered suspicious similarities while reading through the students' end-of-year take-home exams during the summer, according to Bloomberg News. If the students are proven guilty, they may have to withdraw from school for an academic year.
While schools officials have said they would not disclose the names of the students or the course they were taking, The Harvard Crimson is reporting that the class was Government 1310: "Introduction to Congress, in which 279 students were enrolled.
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All registered Democrats, I’ll wager.
I was just thinking... these kids would make find Senators and Congressmen, and one of them might even be President....
Hey, why not CEO of another investment bank?
Isn’t that what Harvard grads eventually become?
I was just thinking... these kids would make fine Senators and Congressmen, and one of them might even be President....
Hey, why not CEO of another investment bank?
Isnt that what Harvard grads eventually become?
I thought Obama finished his undergraduate education
Cheating in “Introduction to Congress”?
If that doesn’t earn an A+ at Harvard I don’t know what would.
One would assume chapter one in Congress 101 is “Cheat your ass off”.
Why do people need to cheat at Harvard. Don’t they still give away degrees and Law Review positions?
” - - - schools officials have said they would not disclose the names of the students or the course they were taking - - - “
IOW, Haaaaaaaaaaaaaarvud is just following former foreign student Alumni Obama’s CYA tactic of SEALING the School Records.
..., return the following year and move on to positions high in the next Democrat administration following graduation with honors.
Kennedy earned C grades at the private Milton Academy, but was admitted to Harvard as a “legacy” — his father and older brothers had attended there, so the younger and dimmer Kennedy’s admission was virtually assured. While attending, he was expelled twice, once for cheating on a test and once for paying a classmate to cheat for him. While expelled Kennedy enlisted in the Army, but mistakenly signed up for four years instead of two. His father, Joseph P. Kennedy, former U.S. Ambassador to England, pulled the necessary strings to have his enlistment shortened to two years and to ensure that he served in Europe, not Korea, where a war was raging. Kennedy was assigned to Paris, never advanced beyond the rank of Private, and returned to Harvard upon being discharged.
Future democrat senators quite likely.
In his first semester, Kennedy and his friends arranged to copy answers from another student during the final examination for a science class.  At the end of his second semester, in May 1951, and anxious about maintaining his eligibility for athletics for the next year,  he had a friend who was knowledgeable on the subject take his Spanish language examination for him.  The two were quickly caught and expelled for cheating, but in a standard Harvard treatment for cases of this kind, they were told they could apply for readmission in a year or two after demonstrating good behavior.
They all attended Paleface Lizzie Warren’s ethics class. Harvard - their motto is “truth”.....hahahahahahahahaha
FUTURE SENATOR JOHN BLUTARSKY (as seen at end of Animal House)
I think Ted’s friend Joe Gargan took the test for him. He was later at the party house on Chappaquiddick
How can you have a cheating scandal at a school that’s been preaching Moral Relativism since Elvis first hit the charts?
“Cheating in Introduction to Congress?
If that doesnt earn an A+ at Harvard I dont know what would.”
Nope. C+ only if you get caught.
There’ll be several resounding slaps on wrists and severe admonitions for getting caught; suitable preparation should they be caught perpetuating the adult forms of such transgressions after they go to work on wall street selling derivatives.
I see your wager and raise you a “I bet they are all of a foreign ethnic group from Asia.”
At worst, the introduction of the “gentleman’s gap year”.
Can you imagine the legal firepower those Harvard parents are going to have focused on the proceedings?
The kicker is that it was a take-home test. They could have used any resource except each other but they were too lazy.
Or future Democratic Vice Presidents
You are right, of course.
It was probably an assigned class project. Those who slide by get the A+, those who get caught aren’t fit for public office!
The service academies have had cheating scandals - almost always involving difficult subjects like EE and physics. And at the academies, those students (were) eliminated. After all, there is plenty of room for cheaters in government.
Now, our vaunted Harvard students are caught cheating on a course so vapid and undemanding that the Obamadork probably could have passed it. Wanna bet no one will be asked to leave.
You’re right. They were lazy.
To get into Harvard you have to be smart or possibly have a Middle East benefactor donate a large building. Most of these kids were smart enough to do the work. They were just lazy.
Harvard grad Doris Kearns Goodwin, admitted plagiarist.
“The kicker is that it was a take-home test”
Note to any employer if a resume comes across your desk with Harvard listed, treat it with as much credibility as any institution with take-home tests.
Seem the lie-berals at Harvard are sitting back and just letting the name “Harvard” speak for them.
I worked for a world class firm which had been in business for 88 years without a single layoff, bigger than Kodak in its glory days, and 3 little Harvard MBAs ran it into bankruptcy in under 3 years from the date they took over from their 2 fathers (was owned by 2 brothers).
“If the students are proven guilty, they may have to withdraw from school for an academic year.”
Oh wow, a whole year. I was thinking that this was light punishment until it hit me that most of these students will be politicians or bankers, or lawyers, so the school already knows they are dishonest as hell.
If their punishments were any stiffer, they’d run out of students.