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Online Education Invites New Ways to Cheat
Banking on students looking for shortcuts to graduation, a shadowy enterprise has been posting numerous ads on the Internet offering to take online courses in statistics, algebra, and other tough subjects in exchange for a fee. A man reached by...
By Jamaal Abdul-alim
September 12, 2012 2:54 PM
Harvard, Grades, Cheating, and the Cannon Revolt of 1910
This morning, Harvard’s student newspaper, The Crimson, published new details about Harvard's investigation of more than 100 undergraduates accused of cheating in an introductory government course. The newspaper obtained a copy of a letter from the professor of the course,...
By Max Ehrenfreund
September 5, 2012 3:18 PM
Cheating at Harvard Exposes an Admissions Game
The news that 125 students at Harvard are under investigation for cheating has caused a reaction often heard when the mighty fall. How could they have been so stupid? And in an Introduction to Congress course, no less. How could...
By Naomi Schaefer Riley
June 5, 2012 1:00 PM
Online Courses Make Cheating Easier
Online courses offer the promise to deliver college education to students at much cheaper prices. While some have concerns about quality, many institutions are eagerly offering online courses as a way to cut their costs of operation. The trouble is...
By Daniel Luzer
August 5, 2011 10:00 AM
Fake It Til You Make It
The People’s Republic of China is making great strides in scientific discovery but the quality of its academic research is, well, uneven. Chinese researchers are apparently guilty of widespread plagiarism. According to an article by Louisa Lim at NPR: China...
By Daniel Luzer