Scandal strips Harvard of quiz bowl titles
- The revelation that Harvard quiz bowl team member Andrew Watkins peeked at questions by taking advantage of a weakness in the National Academic Quiz Tournaments computer server led quiz organizers to strip the Ivy League school of its 2011, 2010 and 2009 Division I championships.
- The scandal broke Friday, just hours removed from Harvard's first NCAA Tournament win in basketball, and follows a cheating investigation involving a take-home exam last spring.
- Last month, MIT was struck by a similar penalty involving a current student who cheated in the quiz bowl tournament.
From the article:
... “Maybe it’s the Harvard cheating scandal and the Harvard 14-3 [seed] upset in the NCAA Tournament, but it’s like the perfect storm” for quiz-bowl attention, said Andrew Hart, a leader on the newly crowned 2011 Minnesota team. He fielded no interviews at the time but was suddenly beating them back on Friday. ...
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