“Sometimes my friends and I stop each other mid-sentence and say, ‘Oh my god, you guys. We go to Harvard. This is so weird,’” Maria, a junior, said recently over Skype chat.
Harvard had been Maria’s dream school for years. (She requested a pseudonym, but not because she’s not proud of her alma mater.) A Read More
Footage of Mitt Romney’s remarks about the 47 percent voters who don’t pay taxes or depend on government assistance—”I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives”—was taken in the Florida home of Marc Leder, co-CEO of private equity firm Sun Capital Partners, said David Corn, the reporter who published video clips at Mother Jones. Mr. Leder, a part-owner in the Philadelphia 76ers, is as TPM points out, also known for his bacchanals: “At the Bridgehampton home that Leder rented for a whopping $500,000 a month, guests cavorted nude in a pool and performed sex acts, while scantily clad Russian women danced on platforms,” The New York Post reported last year.
red in the face
After we posted on the cheating scandal embroiling Harvard University yesterday, a student implicated in the investigation wrote in to offer another side of the story.
If you haven’t been following, the university said yesterday that nearly half of the 279 students in an undergraduate course—later identified by the Harvard Crimson as Government 1310: Introduction to Congress—were being investigated for academic dishonesty on a take-home final exam.
According to press reports, the inquiry was opened after a teaching fellow, or TF for short, noticed that students collaborated on the exam despite instructions that such collaboration was prohibited, and that some students used “same long, identical strings of words.”
But our source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that while collaboration may have been expressly forbidden*, it was widely practiced by students and even teaching fellows.
to cheat or not to cheat
Leave it to the Harvard kids to be ahead of the curve. While the wave of cheating scandals that landed this summer was still cresting, 125 undergraduates were busy getting themselves implicated in what a university spokesman told the Huffington Post is the biggest cheating scandal in recent memory.
According to HuffPo, the cheating Read More
Michael Jackson spoke before the Oxford Union in 2001, and now Lady Gaga is to rip off another pop star by speaking at Harvard. Kidding! Her speech is to address bullying and self-confidence in the launch of her nonprofit Born This Way Foundation before a crowd that’s set to include Secretary of Health and Human Read More
Did you hear? Former Harvard President Larry Summers recently called the Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss—the two Olympic-rowers who (among other things you should know about them) claim to have invented Facebook—”assholes.” And now they have hit back!
Forget what you think you know: There is such a thing as a free lunch. Or, at least there is when Ray Kelly stops by The Harvard Club.
The New York Times received confirmation that since the city’s police commissioner stepped into his position in 2002, the New York City Police Foundation has footed Read More
Eliot Spitzer, Harvard Law ’84, won’t be having a scotch with his college chums in the 1894 neo-Georgian grandeur of The Harvard Club anytime soon. The application committee for the elite Midtown facility has rejected the former governor’s application — they don’t want to be tarnished by the prostitution scandal that forced him out of office Read More
Anyone who saw The Social Network this weekend noticed that a certain college rag got a fair amount of screen time. The Harvard Crimson acts as a lens through which the characters in this stylized version of the Facebook creation saga see the events unfold, suggesting that Aaron Sorkin treated the culture of the student-run paper Read More
Summer is drawing to a close, and with the turning of the seasons comes the end of the Larry Summers era at the White House. Now you can say goodbye to all the hassles and headaches of public service. A straight talker who doesn’t suffer fools lightly, you never were an Read More