Here's the talk that's all the rage at the squash courts.
Harvard college officials announced today that they're investigating around 125 students for cheating on a final exam in the spring. This is the largest cheating scandal in the school's 376-year history.
It seems that the cheating took place on a take-home exam (naturally), and at least one school official is chalking the cheating up to "students who have been raised in the digital age viewing media differently than previously generations," according to Bloomberg. That's... that's an incredible justification.
“Technology has shifted the way people think about intellectual property, the way people think about communicating with each other,” Harris said.
The College Committee on Academic Integrity, which Harris leads, is preparing recommendations for reminding students of the importance of “academic honesty,” the school said. Harvard has orientation programs that focus on research and writing practices, such as integrity and appropriate citation, he said.
“We always stress academic integrity with our students,” he said. “It’s very hard to explain to someone that this raises ethical concerns and that it’s not OK.”
The penalty faced by the HAH-VAHD CHEAT-AHHHS (sorry) could be a one year suspension from the school.