Some news stories speak for themselves, no editorial comment needed.
Last spring Harvard suspended nearly half of the 279 students who took a government course called "Introduction to Congress" and were caught cheating on the take-home final.
The tip off was a spate of identical answers, down to the same typographical errors, on the test.
Around seventy of the accused were expelled in a decision announced on Friday, February 1.
It took six agonizing months for the top brass to figure out what to do.
A smart lawyer tried to get the kids off the hook by saying that the course deliberately encouraged cheating as an approprate "introduction to Congress" and the workings of government.
Two late-night TV talk show hosts referred to the case, making puns on "sexual congress" and the alleged promiscuity.of college kids.
Sports fans were particulaly displeased with the expulsions, because a number of jocks, under the impression that it was a gut course, were among those who got the ax. The Harvard basketball team is a shell of its former self.
Veritas, on the Harvard shield, is Latin for "truth." There is one deliberately false statement in the above account. Can you tell what it is? -- DL