Half of Harvard Class ‘cheated’ on Exam

August 31st, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Administrators of Harvard University have revealed that investigations of 125 students who allegedly cheated in their final exam are underway.

The university says that a group of undergraduate students may have collaborated ion exam answers or cheated by copying what was on the answers of their counterparts during their final exam. The board of the college says that more than 250 final exams of the course were not genuinely done. The cheating was done by nearly half of the students on the course. This is one of the largest cheating cases that have affected the university. The course and the students who cheated have not been identified yet.

The Harvard student’s newspaper however said that the course being investigated is Government 1310: Introduction to Congress. It is a member of the faculty who noticed similarities in the exam and this prompted for investigations to be carried out and find out what happened.

The students who are involved are facing a possible one year academic suspension from the college. The dean of the faculty of Arts and Sciences Michael Smith says that the university does not tolerate any kind of cheating. He said that the university takes academic very seriously and this case will be solved in the best way possible.

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