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This Primetime investigation examined highschools and colleges across the United States, and found that cheating is all too common. Reporters talked with students who cheat and administrators who have to dole out the punishment. The investigation exposed new, high tech methods of cheating such as text messaging or hand-held internet devices. On the other hand, it also exposed new high-tech methods of catching cheaters, such as a website that scans documents for plagiarism. The investigators talked with students and parents to offer possible reasons for this trend.
A Pioneer Press investigative team used personal sources and a computer analysis of NCAA data to uncover vast evidence of academic fraud on the University of Minnesota men's basketball team. The newspaper found the team's members managed repeatedly to violate rules of academic honesty and still maintain the worst graduation rate in its league.
Tags: CAR Jan Gangelhoff tutor academic counselor Elayne Donahue Big Ten League boosters Clem Haskins athletic scholarships Golden Gophers Governor Jesse Ventura National Collegiate Athletic Association
Lingua Franca investigates the dangers involved in using academics as expert witnesses and allowing them to testify, possibly compromising their scholarship for modern-day political causes. The article focuses on a Colorado case that outraged many homosexuals by making it illegal for any state agency to designate homosexual, lesbian or bisexual "orientation, conduct, practices, or relationships" as the basis for protected legal status. During the trial, University of Chicago classicist, Martha Nussbaum, testified on Plato's views of anal intercourse, swaying the outcome of the trial and causing some of her colleagues to accuse her of perjury. (Sept. - Oct. 1996)