Students: Scandal in Colorado Springs

STUDENTS The U.S. Air Force Academy honor code, to which every cadet must subscribe, says that "We will not lie, steal, or cheat, nor tolerate among us anyone who does." Two years ago, the Academy — and the nation — was shocked when word broke out that 109 cadets had resigned after they had been accused of cheating. Last week scandal again struck Colorado Springs: The Academy superintendent, Lieut. General Thomas S. Moorman, announced that 33 more cadets had resigned for cheating—and a full investigation of possible other code violations was under way.

The 1965 incident involved the theft of...

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