Plagiarism is a SEVERE offense in the academic community. As it should be. Where plumbers, welders, and other tradesman make a living with their hands and their tools, we make a living with our writing. Harvard is a very prestigious university, and they cannot afford the stain on their reputation that would come with graduating a discovered plagiarist. She deserves a second chance, at a state college, NOT at one of our country's most prestigious universities.
She plagiarized not one, but several sources, and she needs to pay the price for her offense.