About 60 Harvard Students Withdraw in Cheating Inquiry A lot athletes reportedly were caught By John Johnson, Newser Staff Posted Feb 1, 2013 5:45 PM CST 42 comments Comments Pedestrians walk through a gate on the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) (Newser) – A school investigation into widespread cheating on a final exam last year at Harvard has forced about 60 students to withdraw from school, reports Reuters. Some, if not all, might be able to return at some point. The trouble began last year when a professor noticed that a lot of answers on a take-home exam were awfully similar. Of the 279 students in the class, 125 were implicated, reports the Harvard Crimson. Many were athletes, notes AP. About half were told to withdraw, half of the remaining students got lesser punishments, and the rest were exonerated. Best part: The class was "Introduction to Congress."