A cheap and easy response to the "cheating scandal" would be for Harvard to protect its faculty by reserving blame for its students. We can hope that an open, honest, candid conversation about all this will happen at Harvard -- that would require real institutional courage.
You have probably heard that more than 100 Harvard students have been accused of unauthorized collaboration. As someone who has studied college cheating, I find this case provocative. Here are some of the things I wish to say about it.