Category: Honor Council

Honor Council Report | 4.10.19

The Honor Council found an upperclassman in a humanities course responsible for cheating on an exam. The student was permitted to take the exam later than the rest of the class. During the exam, she was found with pictures of questions from the test taken earlier by the rest of the class. Additionally, the professor [...]

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Honor Council Report

The Honor Council found a senior in a humanities course responsible for plagiarism on a midterm paper. The student used online sources for various portions of the assignment but did not include a bibliography. In an administrative hearing, the student accepted responsibility and shared documentation of “substantial personal challenges” with the Honor Council. The Council [...]

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Honor Council Report | 1.30.19

The Honor Council found that a junior in a science course was not responsible for seeking unauthorized assistance on an exam. In a hearing, the course’s teaching assistants said they saw the student looking at neighboring exams, but, upon examination, it was unclear whether the student had copied others’ work onto his own exam. The [...]

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Honor Council Report | 11.14.18

The Honor Council found a junior in a science course responsible for accessing Canvas to find the answer to a question during a final exam. The professor confronted the student, who accepted responsibility and acknowledged that she would have had an unfair advantage in the course. In an expedited hearing, the student received the standard [...]

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Honor Council Report | 10.31.18

The Honor Council found a junior in a science course responsible for unauthorized assistance on an assignment. Both the teaching assistant (TA) and the professor found similarities among a group of students’ lab reports. The Honor Council’s investigation found that one student sent the assignment to the others in the group to use as a [...]

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