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Mass. GOP Chair: Warren May Have Committed 'Academic Fraud'

2:41 PM, May 7, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
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The chairman of the Massachusetts Republican party, Bob Maginn, knocked Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren for her claim that she has Native American heritage. Maginn argued that Warren's registration as a minority professor at Harvard Law could constitute "academic fraud" and urged the elite university to investigate. The Boston Herald reports:

“The problem is that Ms. Warren is not a Native American,” wrote Maginn, a Harvard alum. “She is Caucasian. Despite her insistence that she is an American Indian based upon ‘family lore’ and her observation that some in her family had ‘high cheekbones like all the Indians do,’ she has failed to produce a single shred of evidence to substantiate her claim.”

Maginn said Warren’s actions “potentially violate” Harvard’s academic standards and the university is obligated to probe the Democrat’s actions.

“By Harvard’s own Code and precedent, Ms. Warren’s actions require an investigation,” wrote Maginn.

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