What are the consequences for copying from the Internet without attribution in Nellen's class? "[We] expose it, have the scholar fix it, and move on. No big deal," Nellen said. "We try to make this a learning experience and not punitive."
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A number of students responded to Harvard's announcement by going to the media themselves and "trying to present the other side" of the story.  A senior reached out to The New York Observer and Salon .   He told Salon "we’re being scapegoated" and that many students are ready to file lawsuits .  One student who had contacted a lawyer told The Harvard Crimson "Harvard has created this war between the students and the fricking school, and this is a war that I am willing and very eager to fight."  Experts said that Harvard can be sued for procedural errors, lost employment opportunities or intentional or negligent infliction of emotional distress .  After the final announcement, lawyers said that lawsuits would be difficult and unlikely.  Harvey A. Silverglate said " Schaer vs. Brandeis makes Harvard very close to invulnerable."  One lawyer said students may be waiting to graduate and avoid retribution.  The statute of limitations for breach of contract is six years in Massachusetts. 
Universities in Wales responded to the figures saying they took the problem "extremely seriously", that "robust procedures" were in place and "advances in plagiarism detection software" meant better detection.
Students will go to tremendous lengths to cheat in school. The possibilities for how to cheat are endlessly expanding, especially as students have more and more technology available to them. By taking steps to prevent cheating, you can better help your students grow into responsible and knowledgeable adults. With some forethought and effort, a teacher prevent cheating before it happens and can set up the classroom to help prevent students from being able to cheat.
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