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Harvard considers instituting honor code

Harvard University is weighing whether to introduce a student honor code, the first in its long history, in hopes of deterring cheating after last year’s scandal involving dozens of students found to have collaborated improperly on a take-home exam.

After extensive study, a Harvard academic integrity committee is recommending that students make a written “declaration of integrity” on all assignments, final exams, and projects as a reminder of their obligation to conduct themselves ethically.

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