Harvard punishes students in cheating scandal
- Naxal threat has to be quashed with a firm hand, says Pranab, as Maoists kill 16 in Chhattisgarh ambush
- Malaysia military tracked missing plane to the west coast
- AAP defends Rs 20,000 per person dinner with Kejriwal, says it was transparent
- Bhagwat cautions RSS cadres against crossing limits for BJP
- Narendra Modi's new found love for Bihar a ploy to win votes: Nitish Kumar
Over 60 students at the Harvard University have been forced to withdraw and several others disciplined after being implicated in one of the largest cheating scandals that shook the Ivy League institution last year.
Dean of Harvard's Faculty of Arts and Sciences Michael Smith said more than half of the 125 cases heard by Harvard College's Administrative Board resulted in "required to withdraw" verdicts.
About half of the remaining cases resulted in disciplinary probation, while the rest resulted in no disciplinary action, Smith said.
In one of the largest cheating scandals that rocked the prestigious Cambridge-based university last August, half of the 279 students enrolled in an 'Introduction to Congress' course were suspected of "academic dishonesty" ranging from "inappropriate collaboration to outright plagiarism" on a take-home final exam.
The university had launched an investigation into the cheating scandal last August after professor Matthew Platt reported suspicious similarities on a handful of take-home exams in his course, the Harvard Crimson reported. "The large number of administrative board cases this past fall highlighted the fact that we, as a faculty, must redouble our efforts to communicate clearly and unambiguously to our undergraduates about academic integrity," Smith said.
After the cheating scandal came to light, the university had said the magnitude of the case is "unprecedented in anyone's living memory". Smith said the forced withdrawals were retroactive to the start of the school year.
- Lack of legal power hampers probe into missing Malaysian Airlines jet
- Eight held for ‘attacking’ Dalit wedding procession in Sabarkantha
- 90 airports on alert to check movement of cash ahead of elections
- Notices to 23 hospitals for withdrawing facility
- Sindhis threaten to move HC if Sindhu Sagar not cleaned
- In Mumbai, teacher’s love story with student ends in her arrest
- AAP workers stage protest outside Kejriwal’s residence over ticket distribution
- BJP boycotts NDTV over news gaffe | The Indian Express
- Out of the promised 50,000 homes for the poor, not even 50 constructed in Gujarat by BJP: Kejriwal
- Kejriwal Gujarat tour: The unfamiliar politician | The Indian Express