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Cheating Scandal Snares Hundreds in U. of Central Florida Course

Nearly 600 students at the University of Central Florida are retaking a midterm examination after the professor found evidence of widespread cheating, The Orlando Sentinel reported. The professor in the business course on strategic management, Richard Quinn, told students in an emotional lecture that the cheating had made him “physically ill, absolutely disgusted,” and “completely disillusioned.” An investigation is under way to determine how an answer key to the 200-question test had circulated so widely. Mr. Quinn said students who confessed would be permitted to complete the course if they attended an ethics class. Those who don’t, he said, would be found out anyway, and university officials said they could face expulsion.

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