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Harvard Botches a ‘Cheating’ Scandal

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By
Harvey Silverglate and Zachary Bloom

At first blush, the ongoing cheating scandal at Harvard
College appears to raise serious questions about academic integrity at that
fabled institution. If the allegations that 125 students inappropriately shared
notes and answers for a take-home exam in violation of the exam’s rules prove
true, the result will be a massive blot on Harvard’s near-perfectly manicured
public  image–especially now that top 
athletes have been implicated.

But let’s remember that because of the course’s confusing rules and guidelines concerning collaboration, no one, likely not even the
students themselves, can say right now whether their conduct was illicit. Worse
yet, we may
never know the truth, much less have a just verdict on the
propriety of the students’ actions, now that the case is securely in the hands
of the spooks haunting Harvard’s notorious Administrative Board.

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Please Don’t Sue If You Hate This Item

Two former students of Thurgood Marshall School of Law are suing
the school
for giving them poor marks.

Walter Olson of overlawyered.com
offered this comment: “Doesn’t it sort of prove you deserve the bad law-school
grade when you bring a frivolous lawsuit over it?”