More Than 100 Harvard Kids Thought They Could Cheat on the Same Test

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Harvard is investigating about 125 students for "plagiarizing answers or inappropriately collaborating" on a take-home final last spring, the Crimson reports. Of the 279-person class, Matthew B. Platt's Government 1310: "Introduction to Congress," nearly half of the kids — or about two percent of the undergraduate population — will face the college's administrative board in a scandal Dean of Undergraduate Education Jay Harris called "unprecedented in anyone's living memory." He added, "It's something that I think was obviously not going to stay secret, clearly, and nor do we want it to," but it is a good lesson (lie better?) for a potential career in politics. Or there's always journalism.