College Accuses 83 Students of Using App to Cheat

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State University has accused 83 undergraduate students of cheating on classwork using a group messaging app. The school says the students violated the code of conduct for “unauthorized collaboration on graded assignments.” A university spokesman says the use of group messaging apps is permitted, but is subject to the same rules as any other communication. The university’s Committee on Academic Misconduct investigated after a professor in the business school reported the allegations in April. Potential penalties range from warnings to expulsion.