Gov 1310 Cheating Scandal
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According to the statistics, 97 students involved in academic integrity cases were required to withdraw in 2012-2013, the year that saw Harvard’s largest cheating investigation in recent memory.
Nine months after she left University Hall and her tenure as dean of Harvard College, Evelynn M. Hammonds is laying the groundwork for a new research initiative and her return to the classroom.
Members of the Academic Integrity Committee are in the process of refining the language of a draft proposal for a student-faculty judiciary board that would hear academic dishonesty cases included as a part of what would be the College’s first honor code.
The Academic Integrity Committee will hold a series of meetings across campus over the next week to solicit student feedback on the honor code.
Student members of the Academic Integrity Committee shared the draft Tuesday evening at the first of four meetings scheduled to cull student feedback on the honor code draft.
The unreleased statistics are expected to show a number of forced withdrawals in academic dishonesty cases at least three-and-a-half times higher than the previous five-year average of 21.
On Monday, you no doubt received but did not actually read an email from Jay M. Harris, Dean of Undergraduate Education and Chair of the Academic Integrity Committee. While its title may have tricked you into thinking it was a guide to actually getting work done when you live in a tiny Wigg suite with four other girls, it was in fact yet another reminder that students at Harvard have cheated.
According to NCAA bylaw 220.127.116.11, a student-athlete begins a season of eligibility as soon as he engages in a contest against outside competition. This flow chart follows the path a student-athlete could have taken after being accused of collaboration in the Gov 1310 scandal.
Since resident deans were first made aware of the Gov 1310 cheating scandal in August 2012, the incident has been a central part to many lives at Harvard and affect the athletics teams.
Today, with many departed athletes now back on campus and with their teams, the spectre of Government 1310 no longer looms in quite the same way over Harvard’s athletic courts and fields, though the memory of the scandal remains fresh.
Alternating between laughter and tears, Evelynn M. Hammonds stood at the front of a crowded faculty room in University Hall Thursday afternoon as former administrative colleagues and fellow faculty members paid tribute to her five-year tenure as Dean of the Harvard College.