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Harvard Is Investigating 125 Undergrads In Massive Cheating Scandal
Business Insider ^ | 08/31/2012 | Meredith Galante and Julie Zeveloff

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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TOPICS: Education; Society
KEYWORDS: cheating; harvard

1 posted on 08/31/2012 7:02:19 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

All registered Democrats, I’ll wager.


2 posted on 08/31/2012 7:03:03 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Re-distribute my work ethic, not my wealth.)
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To: SeekAndFind

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?


3 posted on 08/31/2012 7:03:38 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: Arm_Bears

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?

Isn’t that what Harvard grads eventually become?


4 posted on 08/31/2012 7:04:10 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: SeekAndFind

I thought Obama finished his undergraduate education


5 posted on 08/31/2012 7:05:12 AM PDT by veritas2002
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To: SeekAndFind

Cheating in “Introduction to Congress”?

If that doesn’t earn an A+ at Harvard I don’t know what would.


6 posted on 08/31/2012 7:07:57 AM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: SeekAndFind

One would assume chapter one in Congress 101 is “Cheat your ass off”.


7 posted on 08/31/2012 7:08:43 AM PDT by DainBramage
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To: SeekAndFind
If they're lucky they'll all be members of a victim group.That way all they'll suffer is a stern talking to.Any white,heterosexual males that might be among the "accused" can look forward to diplomas from Bunker Hill Community College...if they're lucky.And yes,that school *does* exist and is in Boston.In fact,IIRC,it was featured in “Good Will Hunting”.
8 posted on 08/31/2012 7:10:03 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Voter ID Equals "No Representation Without Respiration")
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To: SeekAndFind

Why do people need to cheat at Harvard. Don’t they still give away degrees and Law Review positions?


9 posted on 08/31/2012 7:11:02 AM PDT by Baynative
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To: SeekAndFind

” - - - 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.


10 posted on 08/31/2012 7:11:12 AM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: SeekAndFind
If the students are proven guilty, they may have to withdraw from school for an academic year. ...

..., return the following year and move on to positions high in the next Democrat administration following graduation with honors.

11 posted on 08/31/2012 7:11:12 AM PDT by InterceptPoint (.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

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.


12 posted on 08/31/2012 7:14:39 AM PDT by scooby321 (AMS)
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To: SeekAndFind

Future democrat senators quite likely.

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In his first semester, Kennedy and his friends arranged to copy answers from another student during the final examination for a science class. [8] At the end of his second semester, in May 1951, and anxious about maintaining his eligibility for athletics for the next year, [1] he had a friend who was knowledgeable on the subject take his Spanish language examination for him. [9] 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.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Kennedy


13 posted on 08/31/2012 7:15:45 AM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: SeekAndFind
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My surprised look.

14 posted on 08/31/2012 7:22:41 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Had enough of the freaks running the show yet?)
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To: SeekAndFind

They all attended Paleface Lizzie Warren’s ethics class. Harvard - their motto is “truth”.....hahahahahahahahaha


15 posted on 08/31/2012 7:22:58 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: lowbridge

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


16 posted on 08/31/2012 7:28:02 AM PDT by raccoonradio (")
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To: SeekAndFind

How can you have a cheating scandal at a school that’s been preaching Moral Relativism since Elvis first hit the charts?


17 posted on 08/31/2012 7:28:58 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Fightin Whitey

“Cheating in “Introduction to Congress”?

If that doesn’t earn an A+ at Harvard I don’t know what would.”

Nope. C+ only if you get caught.


18 posted on 08/31/2012 7:35:14 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I love to watch you talk talk talk, but I hate what I hear you say."-Del Shannon)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


19 posted on 08/31/2012 7:35:48 AM PDT by catnipman ((Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!))
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To: Arm_Bears

I see your wager and raise you a “I bet they are all of a foreign ethnic group from Asia.”


20 posted on 08/31/2012 7:37:53 AM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: catnipman

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?


21 posted on 08/31/2012 7:44:55 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: SeekAndFind

The kicker is that it was a take-home test. They could have used any resource except each other but they were too lazy.


22 posted on 08/31/2012 7:53:09 AM PDT by Crucial (Tolerance at the expense of equal treatment is the path to tyranny.)
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To: lowbridge
Future democrat senators quite likely.

Or future Democratic Vice Presidents

23 posted on 08/31/2012 7:55:48 AM PDT by SC DOC
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To: Dr. Sivana

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!


24 posted on 08/31/2012 7:57:02 AM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: SeekAndFind

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.

Standards? Heh!


25 posted on 08/31/2012 8:18:01 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Crucial

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.


26 posted on 08/31/2012 8:19:53 AM PDT by ladyjane
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To: SeekAndFind

Harvard grad Doris Kearns Goodwin, admitted plagiarist.


27 posted on 08/31/2012 8:27:27 AM PDT by HonkyTonkMan
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To: Crucial

“The kicker is that it was a take-home test”


BINGO!

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).


28 posted on 08/31/2012 8:31:33 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: SeekAndFind

“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.


29 posted on 08/31/2012 8:47:40 PM PDT by BobL (You can live each day only once. You can waste a few, but don't waste too many.)
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