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  •  Now that it has happened, it is up to Harvard (6+ / 0-)

    (sadly) to take a position on it. I say sadly, because I don't blame Harvard for the initial screw-up, and it's a nasty business to address something like this with one's faculty.
    But Harvard's responsibility here can't be escaped. If Harvard winks at the behavior because of the power of the faculty involved, or out of a desire to escape scandal, that is an extremely dangerous thing.

    Harvard has a tremendous responsibility, as the pre-eminent university in the United States, to maintain strict standards of academic integrity. Once that starts to come into question, and especially once the idea gets common currency that it's OK to flout such standards, the entire mission of the university unravels.

    "When people spin this in partisan terms to obfuscate the truth, it does a real disservice to normal people not in the big club in DC. Many of them will be hurting...That is why I write."--priceman

    by SouthernLiberalinMD on Sat May 11, 2013 at 12:41:02 PM PDT

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