The U.S. Department of Justice announced on Monday it is investigating Harvard University for alleged cheating by its professors.
The announcement came in response to a report in the Washington Post that accused Harvard of improperly tracking the academic credentials of hundreds of students over a five-year period.
The Department of Education announced it was looking into the allegations made in the Post, which said Harvard University’s professors used the university’s database to track and compare academic credentials for students across its campuses.
“It’s important to emphasize that these are not isolated instances of academic fraud,” the Department of Labor said in a statement on Monday.
“Harvard University is committed to academic integrity, and we are cooperating with the Department’s investigation into the matter.
We are committed to working closely with federal, state and local partners to address the problem.”
The university is also looking into a separate allegation that Harvard University professors used a system to track academic credentials, the Washington Examiner reported.
The Washington Post reported that hundreds of Harvard students enrolled in courses that were not accredited by the University of Texas System were sent to a Harvard University database that provided the university with an email address, phone number and email address of students who were in the process of enrolling.
The students’ email addresses were then linked to their academic transcripts, the newspaper said.
The newspaper also reported that Harvard administrators were aware of the system but did not make any attempts to stop it.
Harvard officials said the allegations against the university were false and that the students were not enrolled in classes that were actually being taught by Harvard professors.
The students, all of whom were students at the University College London, are part of a class called “Hindu Studies and Philosophy” that teaches students the theory of yoga, according to a university statement.
The program has about 500 students enrolled, according the university.
The allegations against Harvard were first reported by the Wall Street Journal, which reported that the Harvard students were enrolled in a course called “Lectures on Hinduism,” which was part of an official Harvard curriculum.
The course is part of Harvard’s curriculum, and the students are not eligible for admission to the university, the paper said.
The paper reported that other courses are being taught at Harvard University by students who are not registered in the class.
“The Department has not found that these classes violate any of Harvard Universitys policies or procedures regarding academic fraud or the improper use of academic credentials,” the department said in its statement.