Tuesday, November 9, 2010

UCF Cheaters

Yahoo posted a video link to ABC news in which a professor at UCF in Florida exposed approximately 200 out of 600 students had been caught cheating on their mid-term.. I guess somehow the answers had been acquired and were passed around prior to the exam. It was pretty interesting because computer software caught the cheating, and he was willing to give them another chance if they admitted to it. However, that was not the most interesting part of the story. They did a couple of random interviews of other students and although most were against the cheating one of them, Konstantin Ravvin, made this brilliant statement.

"This is college, everyone cheats. Everyone cheats in life in general,” Ravvin told ABC News. “I just think you’d be hard pressed to find anyone in this testing lab who hasn’t cheated on an exam. They’re making a witch hunt out of absolutely nothing, as if they want to teach us some sort of moral lesson.”

He was not even a part of the original story but because of his statement and philosophy about college students he has probably hurt himself more than he even knows. Now if anyone Googles his name he was on national television telling people that he thought it was fine to cheat. Good thing he's in Florida because he sounds like the right type of person to sell timeshares.

Cheating Students Article

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