The Nation: Return of The EE 304s

Second chance at West Point

They are lowly sergeants, the bottom rank for most seniors at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Yet they seemed delighted to be wearing their dull gold sergeants' chevrons on their gray dress uniforms, and to be lining up on the plain overlooking the Hudson River with the rest of the 4,479-member corps of cadets as classes resumed last week. They are 98 cadets who were expelled from the Point a year ago in the biggest cheating scandal in its 175-year history.

Originally scheduled to graduate last June, the...

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