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Harvard to announce results of cheating scandal

Posted by Your Town  January 22, 2013 11:52 AM

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Harvard College has issued verdicts to the approximately 125 students who were accused of cheating on their “Intro to Congress” final this past spring, and will announce the results of the investigation at the beginning of the upcoming semester, according to a Harvard spokesman.

Jeff Neal, a spokesman for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, said in an e-mailed statement Tuesday that the school's Administrative Board completed the investigation in December, and has told each student the outcome of his or her case.

The planned announcement was first reported by the Harvard Crimson.

Neal said in the statement that the Board took student input into consideration when resolving the cases.

“The cases were exceptionally complex and involved far more students than any other set of cases in recent memory, requiring great amounts of time and effort from the staff and faculty involved,” Neal said in the statement.

In a statement released when the cheating scandal became public, Harvard president Drew Faust said that the allegations, “if proven, represent totally unacceptable behavior that betrays the trust upon which intellectual inquiry at Harvard depends. . . . There is work to be done to ensure that every student at Harvard understands and embraces the values that are fundamental to its community of scholars.”

The Globe and other news organizations have reported that Harvard athletes were among those implicated.


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