Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Was Failing Many College Courses

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April 19, 2013 12:52 p.m.

Although he received an academic scholarship in high school, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was failing several of the university courses he took in 2012 and 2013, according to the New York Times.

Tsarnaev, the 19-year-old at large suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, won a $2,500 scholarship awarded to promising high school students in Cambridge, Mass., but his academic excellence did not extend to the university level. From the Times:

Dzhokhar might have done well academically in high school, but according to a university transcript reviewed by The New York Times, he was failing many of his college classes. The transcript shows him receiving seven failing grades over two semesters in 2012 and 2013, including F’s in Principles of Modern Chemistry, Intro American Politics, and Chemistry and the Environment. According to the transcript, Dzhokhar received a B in Critical Writing and a D and D-plus in two other courses.

UMass Dartmouth confirmed that Tsarnaev is registered at the school. The school ordered a campus-wide evacuation on Friday after confirming the suspect’s ties to the university.
 
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