The Associated Press is reporting that Harvard University will consider establishing an “Honor Code” after some 125 students were caught cheating on a take-home final exam. Dayum, what kind of class issues a take-home final—particularly at an Ivy League school? The answer may not surprise you: it was an “introductory government class,” as per the Boston Globe. Welcome to American politics, kids!
“These allegations, if proven, represent totally unacceptable behavior that betrays the trust upon which intellectual inquiry at Harvard depends,” school President Drew Faust told the AP. But Mr. President, sir, doesn’t intellectual enquiry give way to Google inquiries when you hand out a take-home test in the first place? How do you really expect your students to engage themselves in the pursuit and retention of knowledge when your faculty clearly just says “Fuck it, take the test on your own time”?
“Uh… next question?”
The only justification I can think of is that, with this being a government class, the idea was to find the most creative way to lie, cheat and embezzle your way to an easy A. Therefore, the student who got an undocumented illegal alien Guatemalan prostitute to fill out the answers to his exam using hacked data from Chinese government spies paid for with Alaskan oil futures, all while giving him a blowjob in front of the Bain Capital headquarters, well, he must be at the top of the bell curve on that one!