Academic Cheating Scandal Taints Harvard Opener

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - The ivy crawling up the red brick columns of Harvard's Murr Center has begun to wither and brown as fall approaches, and with it the start of this year's sports seasons.

Inside the athletic department headquarters, coaches prepared for upcoming games and students lifted in the weight room. Workmen repaired the Harvard Stadium concrete to get it ready for the school's 139th football opener against San Diego, and players headed into the Dillon Field House to change for practice.

Some of them might not make it to Saturday's kickoff.

The Harvard College Administrative Board is investigating whether as many as 125 students may have shared answers or plagiarized on an open-book, take-home final exam for a single class, reportedly "Introduction to Congress." Although the school, citing federal privacy laws, would not identify the class or individual students involved, reports say the senior co-captains of the basketball team and several football and baseball players are among those implicated.


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