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Harvard Cheating Scandal

The Cheat Goes On

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 04.07.2014 | Impact
Peter A. Georgescu

Cheating seems to come up in the news at regular intervals now. The most recent, a story which has just broken, involved the military. The AP reports ...

Cooking the Books -- Cheating and College Admissions

Allison Singh | Posted 06.11.2013 | College
Allison Singh

Overvaluing where kids go to college encourages them to ditch their values to get in. We are teaching students that success is determined by where you go college, not how you live your life.

The Global Search for Education: A Question of Privacy

C. M. Rubin | Posted 05.18.2013 | College
C. M. Rubin

The question posed today is: Did Harvard University, whose position on the question of privacy seems ambiguous, make the right decision to secretly search the email accounts of 16 resident deans without first informing them?

Harvard -- or Big Brother? Secret Email Search Provokes Outrage

Will Creeley | Posted 05.13.2013 | College
Will Creeley

Harvard students and faculty should make clear their grave concerns over the university's direction. It seems like Harvard's administration needs a reminder that student and faculty rights must take precedence over public relations.

Why Harvard Was Right To Search Faculty Emails

Peter Jacobs | Posted 05.12.2013 | College
Peter Jacobs

These sentiments are misguided. While the Harvard administration did not fulfill their obligation to inform the Resident Deans of the investigation as it was happening, the university was fully justified in conducting their email search.

Harvard (Sort Of) Apologizes For Secret Email Probe Following Cheating Scandal

Posted 03.12.2013 | College

This story is presented in partnership with The Harvard Crimson. Update: Harvard University apologized for a subject-line search of administrators'...

WATCH: Stewart Mocks Harvard Cheating Scandal

Posted 02.12.2013 | Comedy

Jon Stewart mocked Harvard University and its 125 students who cheated off one another in an open book, take-home "open Internet" test assigned last s...

A Lesson to Be Learned From Harvard Cheating Scandal

Deborah Plummer | Posted 04.08.2013 | Black Voices
Deborah Plummer

Should evaluation of learning take place in a more Wikipedia kind of manner than a take-home exam where the learner must be a solo performer?

Lance Armstrong Is Right About One Thing

Victor Dorff | Posted 03.20.2013 | Education
Victor Dorff

I wonder how often our children interpret our effort to encourage them as an implicit instruction to do "whatever it takes" to rise to the top. While we are thinking, "Spend more time studying," they may be hearing, "If cheating is what it takes, then so be it."

When Did Cheating Become a Controversial Topic?

Victor Dorff | Posted 03.11.2013 | Education
Victor Dorff

Perhaps I am delusional, but I seem to recall a time when everyone agreed that cheating was wrong. Today, cheating seems to have evolved into an insidious disease infecting our society.

The Extreme Measures One University Is Taking To Prevent Cheating

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 10.23.2012 | College

Indiana University has a new way of ensuring that students at its Kelley School of Business aren't cutting any corners: The school has opted to instal...

Honesty Is the Basis of Goodness

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 12.23.2012 | Education
Peter A. Georgescu

Intelligent students recognize that there's a paradigm shift going on with regard to knowledge. In the past, knowledge needed to be stored inside the skull. Now nearly all existing knowledge can be found, in one form or another, in your pocket.

School Cheating Scandals -- What's a Parent to Do?

John McCormick | Posted 12.04.2012 | Parents
John McCormick

Is there more that we as parents can do to find real solutions to cheating? What actions can parents take to affect real change so that cheating doesn't become an indelible part of our educational system?

From Hogwarts to Harvard: Survival Games for the 21st Century

Susan J. Napier | Posted 12.01.2012 | Arts
Susan J. Napier

Today's popular culture shows a world in which young protagonists may still yearn for home and mentorship, but are ultimately left on their own without guidance or safety.

The Culture of Deceit

Patricia McGuire | Posted 11.26.2012 | DC
Patricia McGuire

Politicians do it. Journalists do it. Even Harvard students do it. Dissembling, stonewalling and outright lies all pass for political discourse these days. The culture of deceit appears to be not only pervasive, but quite acceptable as a way of doing business.

Presidential Debates and the Culture of Expediency

Paul Stoller | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics
Paul Stoller

Although the Obama campaign engages in expedient behavior, the chutzpah of Romney-Ryan ticket has redefined the culture of expediency in America.

In Defense of My Friends: The Harvard Crimson You Don't Know

Michael Evans | Posted 11.17.2012 | College
Michael Evans

My friends who have outworked the majority of their peers in Cambridge to get where they are today. My friends who deserve to be at the best university in the world. Unfortunately, these same friends of mine are being thrown under the bus by the media.

Harvard, Know Thyself

Harry R. Lewis | Posted 11.17.2012 | College
Harry R. Lewis

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.

Cheating Because the Stakes Are So Low

Steve Nelson | Posted 11.12.2012 | Education
Steve Nelson

The incidence of cheating is lowest when students or citizens perceive that they are members of an interdependent community, but that's not, sadly, today's America.

11 Reactions to the Harvard Cheating Scandal

Susan D. Blum | Posted 11.12.2012 | College
Susan D. Blum

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.

How to Talk to Your Kids About Cheating

Grown And Flown | Posted 11.06.2012 | Parents
Grown And Flown

It is only fair to acknowledge that our children are under greater pressure than we were, that competition is greater and their workload heavier. But the world has not changed so much that right and wrong do not have a line running between them.