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Old 02-02-2013, 03:28 PM
 
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As we can see with this latest scandal our lawyers and politicians get an early start in the art of cheating.

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Around 60 Harvard University students were suspended “for a period of time” after cheating on a final Congress exam, the school’s administration said on Friday. As many as 125 students were implicated when the scandal broke last year.
Scores of Harvard students suspended in cheating scandal - UNITED STATES - FRANCE 24
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Old 02-02-2013, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Well that's where the best and brightest come from that go on to run our nation either in politics or big business.

They better learn how to cheat better and not get caught.
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Old 02-02-2013, 04:07 PM
 
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"Researchers from the universities of Washington and Pennsylvania and the London and Harvard business schools said: "We propose that although many individuals believe that engaging in unethical behaviour will result in increased negative affect, acting dishonestly predictably triggers positive feelings."

Worriers who feel guilty before doing anything wrong make best partners, research finds - Telegraph
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Old 02-02-2013, 04:14 PM
 
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Lowered standards for one. The stupider students cheat because they lack intellectual curiousity and really don't want to bother learning anything. It really doesn't take much to get into Harvard if you have the right connections and money and so on.

It's not surprising that so many politicians went to a college that has such a high amount of cheating going on.
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Old 02-02-2013, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
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Didn't Barack Obama attend Harvard...

Why won't those transcripts be released?
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Old 02-02-2013, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Up in the air
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I have an engineering degree and plan on attending MIT for grad school...the pressure is INTENSE and I'm really not all that surprised it happens. People don't cheat because they aren't intellectual or lazy, they cheat because they are overwhelmed and frustrated. I don't care how much money you have, attending and graduating from a school like that is really really difficult.

It's a shame this happened, but I'm honestly not all that surprised.
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Old 02-03-2013, 02:05 AM
 
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Nothing new. I remember in high school the majority of the National Honor Society members cheated and teachers helped them cheat. Ted Kennedy was kicked out of Harvard for cheating so not much has changed in society.
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