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Harvard teams stripped of Quiz bowl championship titles


Harvard's Quiz Bowl championship titles were revoked in cheating scandal that has implicated one student so far.


Joe Raedle

Harvard has been stripped of its national Quiz Bowl championship titles after possible cheating was uncovered.

Teams from the Ivy League school won four titles between 2009 and 2011.

The National Academic Quiz Tournaments (NAQT), which administers the quiz tournaments, said it had evidence of a student at Harvard cheating during the quizzes.

The Quiz Bowl is a tournament where students compete with others on their knowledge of a wide variety of topics from science to pop culture.

Officials say they do not have evidence that the accused student, Andy Watkins, used the information he accessed during the quiz.

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The Atlantic reported that Watkins worked at NAQT and used his employee login information to look over future quizzes he would participate in.

The scandal comes amid another cheating incident at Harvard, involving dozens of students cheating on their final exam.

Numerous students left the school after the incident.