What They’re Saying About the Harvard Cheating Scandal
Since the news of a possible cheating scandal involving dozens of students at Harvard University broke last week, some of the students have tried to defend themselves in the media. Here’s a glimpse of how their efforts are shaking out so far.
Is Academic Dishonesty on the Rise? — Two Harvard professors say we need to do more to understand what leads students to cheat. Time.com
Editorial: Vague Rules Demand More Clarity — Harvard’s student paper says the university needs to take away the incentives “to cut corners for short-term results.” The Harvard Crimson
Accused Student: Harvard “Out For Blood” — One senior says the university is cracking down on a course that has a reputation for being easy. Salon.com
Harvard Students Defend Themselves — Others say the university’s ground rules were so confusing that they didn’t believe they were doing anything wrong. The Boston Globe
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