Harvard University officials came forward on February 1 to announce that 60 students would be withdrawn from the school’s classes due to cheating. The announcement was the culmination of months of investigations into tests and records after an instructor had noticed signs of cheating on a take-home exam.
It was the final exam for a spring semester 2012 class called Introduction to Congress. When the results came in from the 279 enrolled students, one of the assistant professors noticed similarities in some of the answers. Thus began the process of checking the exams to determine the scope of the cheating.