Cheating Harvard

A class known for easy A's raises some hard questions

They could use their notes, books and even the internet, but working together was forbidden: "Students may not discuss the exam with others," the directions explicitly stated at the top of the take-home final last spring. Some 125 students at Harvard University have been accused of breaking this rule, and as the investigation proceeds, some of those students have reportedly threatened to sue the school if they are severely punished. Regardless of the outcome, allegations of widespread cheating at what is perhaps the world's most prestigious university raise serious questions about student ethics and the blurry line between collaboration and cheating.

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