Harvard University administrators secretly searched the emails of 16 deans last fall, looking for a mole who leaked information about a cheating scandal that rocked the Ivy League college, reports claim today.
The Boston Globe today reported that deans on the Administrative Board of the college in Cambridge, Massachusetts, who were tasked with investigating the cheating claims, were all secretly targeted.
Last year news leaked to the media that up to 125 students of politics had been involved in widespread cheating at the respected school.
They were discovered when a teaching assistant detected issues with a take-home test on the subject of Congress.
It appeared students had shared answers – something expressly forbidden on take home tests at America’s oldest higher education institution.