Harvard Students Brush Off Cheating

It’s enough to make anyone crimson. Harvard students suspected in a cheating scandal involving up to half the undergraduates in a 279-person class say the accusations are uninformed and that, though consulting with fellow students on the class’s four take-home tests may not have been encouraged, it was tolerated and even expected in years past. Graduate students who gave students the answers to questions have also been implicated. If found guilty, the students could face a one-year suspension or the revocation of their diplomas—although if that happens, some have threatened to sue.