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Mass Cheating Scandal Erupts at Harvard

Half of 279 'Intro to Congress' students investigated

(Newser) - Dozens of Harvard students are being investigated for possible cheating after officials discovered they may have shared or plagiarized answers on a final take-home exam last spring. More than half of the 279 students in the university's Introduction to Congress class are being investigated, reports the Harvard Crimson . "... More »

Dogs Provide Therapy for Stressed-Out Law Students

The pooches took over the library at Emory Law School

(Newser) - Students cramming in the library at Emory Law School this week are getting some unusual stress relief. Therapy dogs were dispatched to lower the blood pressure of students studying for finals, reports WXIA in Atlanta . Stressed-out students "get relief by petting a dog, loving on a dog, and thinking... More »

Let's Scrap Final Exams

Harvard is right: They don't help students learn

(Newser) - Harvard made exactly the right move when it declared it would no longer require final exams, writes Jonathan Zimmerman. Critics immediately pounced, calling it yet another example of coddled students and weakened standards. (One example here .) Nope, writes NYU history professor Zimmerman in the Christian Science Monitor . That's an... More »

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