Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Academic Honor and the Committee on Standards

Last week, Christian Kiely '09 wrote an opinion article in The Dartmouth about his concern over how the Committee on Standards approaches Academic Honor cases compared to cases regarding an alleged standards violation (i.e. sexual assault, violence, and other crimes). Kiely feels that COS prosecutes "academic crimes" with a far greater drive than they do for feel crimes. Today, April Thompson, the director of the Undergraduate Judicial Affairs Office, responded with an article of her own addressing Kiely's criticism. This is of particular interest to me as I am currently serving on COS. While I support the main recommendations of the Student Assembly's COS Task Force report, my experience on COS so far has been positive and it seems very well run.

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