harvard university said on friday that it issued academic sanctions against about 60 students who were forced to withdraw from school for a period of time in a cheating scandal that involved the final exam in a class on congress.
the school implicated as many as 125 students in the scandal when officials first addressed the issue last year. the inquiry started after a teaching assistant in a spring semester undergraduate-level government class detected problems in the take-home test, including that students may have shared answers.
in a campus-wide email on friday, faculty of arts and sciences dean michael d. smith said the school's academic integrity board had resolved all the cases related to the cheating probe.
he said "somewhat more than half" of the cases involved students who had to withdraw from the college for a period of time.