Sports World Watches Harvard Cheating Scandal
Written by a Harvard alumnus, this editorial addresses the recent scandal where 125 Harvard students, many athletes, are accused of cheating and the consequences considered by the school.
Nicolaus Mills points out that in reaction to the scandal, the administration sought not to set an example of the students but did what they could to protect their school’s image and athletic program, and minimize the impact for the students.
He draws comparison to the West Point cheating scandal back in 1951 where 90 cadets, many athletes as well, were outright expelled from the academy for not upholding their honor code.
Contrasting the two schools puts pressure on Harvard, especially the current President, to reconsider the consequences these students faced for their cheating.