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University of Connecticut students dressed as university maintenance employees stole final exams in May 1956.

All College of Arts Sciences exams were printed in the Division of Communications. The first 30 copies printed of each exam were unusable due to their poor quality and were thrown away. These copies were placed in mail bags and left for pickup by the Maintenance Department.

A week after the exams were picked up, it was discovered that the maintenance workers who had done so were actually brothers in an on-campus fraternity.

Final exam week was halfway over when administration found out about the theft, and it was too late to redact exams at that point.

Ashley Anglisano is a campus correspondent for The Daily Campus. She can be reached by email at

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