The Harvard Summer School's administrative board decided this week that it had bitten off more than it could chew in the case of 20 Summer School students charged with cheating in Physics S-1, "Elements of Physics."
The Summer School ad board had been conducting extensive investigations in the case and was still trying to find out all the details in the alleged cheating incident--but at the same time it had to judge the students involved.
So Thomas E. Crooks '49, director of the Summer School and chairman of the Summer School ad board, asked Dean Rosovsky to turn the case over to someone else. Rosovsky brought the matter to the Faculty Council, which decided to set up a special ad board to handle the matter.
The special board--which will hear the case, reach a decision and then disband--will be the first ever created here solely to hear a single case. Administrators deny that the matter's importance had anything to do with the establishment of the special board, but whatever the reason, Harvard's largest and most organized recent cheating case will get the full kid-glove treatment.