Consider the following situation: A user is a member for approximately two years. During this period his/her reputation gain was slowly, but steadily increasing: a few votes per week.
Suddenly within a few days, each of his posts was upvotes exactly once. As a consequence voting was reversed, one unknown user removed and the user in question earned a 10-day suspension. It sounds like the system works!
BUT: During this strange event the user reached 200 daily rep for the first time and earned the mortarboard badge - after the suspension he/she still has this badge.
How can this be? If this is status by design, does this mean one can just accept a 10-day suspension and get this badge for free?