Crimson Lied

  • Aired:  02/11/13
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Harvard University students are caught cheating on a take-home, open-Internet exam. (3:32)

>> Jon: WELCOME BACK.

AS PARTS OF THE COUNTRY RECOVER FROM THE SNOWSTORM THERE WITH, WHAT DO YOU CALL IT, NEMO...

START NAMING SNOWSTORMS.

ANOTHER DISASTER SENT SHOCK WAVES THROUGH THE NORTHEAST

>> DOZENS OF STUDENTS HAVE BEEN DISCIPLINED OVER A CHEATING SCANDAL THAT HAS ROCKED HARVARD

UNIVERSITY

>> OBVIOUSLY THIS SCHOOL, THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS IN THE COUNTRY.

>> Jon: IT IS.

JUST ASK ANY ELDERLY JEWISH WOMAN WITH A GRANDSON THERE.

IT'S THE BEST SCHOOL IN THE COUNTRY.

AND HE'S THE BEST BOY THERE.

THE BRAIN JACKS AT HARVARD HAD TO CHEAT.

IT HAD TO BE ONE TOUGH EXAM.

MAYBE THEY HAD TO SOLVE THE EQUATION FROM GOOD WILL HUNTING OR SOMETHING.

>> OPEN BOOK, OPEN NOTE.

OPEN INTERNET.

>> Jon: DID YOU SAY THE TEST WAS OPEN INTERNET?

AS IN YOU CAN BE ON THE INTERNET WHEN YOU'RE TAKING THE TEST?

IS THIS HARVARD OR THE UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX?

SO THEY COULD USE THE INTERNET AND THEY STILL CHEATED OFF EACH OTHER.

I HOPE THE ADMINISTRATORS THROUGH THE BOOK AT THEM AND NOT SOME E-BOOK THEY FOUND ON THE

INTERNET

>> THE ADMINISTRATIVE BOARD TOOK THE NECESSARY, THE TIME NECESSARY DURING THE FALL TO

GUARANTEE THAT EVERY STUDENT'S CASE IS REVIEWED AND RESOLVED INDIVIDUALLY UNDER THE RULES AND

PROCEDURES APPROVED BY FACULTY.

THIS IS A TIME FOR COMMUNAL REFLECTION AND ACTION

>> Jon: [BLEEP] THAT.

THIS IS THE TIME TO THINK ABOUT WHY THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS UNIVERSITY IN THE UNITED STATES

LETS YOU USE THE INTERNET DURING A TAKE-HOME TEST.

FOR GOD'S SAKE, FORGET ABOUT COPYING OFF EACH OTHER.

YOU'RE NOT ALLOWED TO DO THAT ON PROJECTS.

DON'T YOU REMEMBER WHEN KEITH MICHAEL WAS CAUGHT HIDING PATTERN MAKING BOOKS AND USING

THE INTERNET AND THAT GUY WAS GOOD-BYE.

I MEAN HE WAS IN AND THEN HE WAS OUT.

NO NOTHING.

I'M NOT SAYING MICHAEL DIDN'T DESERVE IT.

I'M NOT SAYING THAT.

THEY WERE ALL VERY DESERVING.

ALTHOUGH LAURA, SERIOUSLY, HOW MANY LITTLE BLACK DRESSES CAN YOU MAKE IN ONE SEASON?

I SHOULD WATCH MORE THAN JUST SEASON 3, SHOULDN'T I?

OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN.

BY THE WAY WHAT TYPE OF CLASS WOULD TAKE A GROUP OF SMART PEOPLE WITH POTENTIAL TO

COMPETE, DANGLE A FORBIDDEN FRUIT IN FRONT OF THEM ALMOST ENCOURAGING THEM TO BE CORRUPT

AND THEN FORCE THEM TO DEAL WITH THE EMBARRASSMENT OF A NATIONAL MEDIA SCANDAL BECAUSE OF IT

ULTIMATELY THEN IMPOSING A RELATIVELY TOOTHLESS PUNISHMENT?

>> THE CLASS IS REPORTEDLY GOVERNMENT 1310 INTRODUCTION TO CONGRESS.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

>> Jon: I RESCIND THE QUESTION.

I COMPLETELY GET WHY HARVARD IS NUMBER ONE.

THOSE KIDS ARE GOING TO DO GREAT.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

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