Honor Council Letters -dlh

October 12, 2004Dear *****:

You have been found in violation of the Lawrence University Honor Code for plagiarism on your paper in ***** with Professor *****. The entirety of your paper on ***** was taken verbatim from a website. Though you were experiencing extraordinary personal circumstances, you failed to use the resources available. In your decision to plagiarize, you have unfairly advanced your academic performance and violated the mutual trust between students and faculty upon which the University depends.

As discussed and agreed upon during the sanctioning conference on October 12, 2004, your sanction will be 0 on the assignment and an F in the course. This sanction is consistent with past precedent of extensive plagiarism of this sort. Be advised that should you be found in violation of the Honor Code in the future, the information contained in this letter will be used in determining appropriate sanctions.

The Council wishes to remind you of the importance of confidentiality. Details from the sanctioning conference may not be released without the consent of all individuals involved. This includes students and professors and as you know, sanctions agreed upon during this conference cannot be appealed.

Thank you for your cooperation in this matter. The Council trusts that you recognize the seriousness of the violation and the threat it poses to the Lawrence University Honor System. Please do not hesitate to contact any member of the Honor Council or Dean Hemwall with any questions you may have.

Sincerely,

The Honor Council

Jamie Marincic
Anthony Foli

October 28, 2004

Dear *****:

You have been found in violation of the Lawrence University Honor Code for plagiarism on your paper in ***** with Professor *****.

As discussed and agreed upon during the sanctioning conference on October 28, 2004, your sanction will be a zero on the assignment and a 1-letter grade reduction in the course. Be advised that should you be found in violation of the Honor Code in the future, the information contained in this letter will be used in determining appropriate sanctions.

The Council wishes to remind you of the importance of confidentiality. Details from the sanctioning conference may not be released without the consent of all individuals involved. This includes students and professors and as you know, sanctions agreed upon during this conference cannot be appealed.

Thank you for your cooperation in this matter. The Council trusts that you recognize the seriousness of the violation and the threat it poses to the Lawrence University Honor System. Please do not hesitate to contact any member of the Honor Council or Dean Hemwall with any questions you may have.

Sincerely,
The Honor Council represented by:

Bethloy Daley
Michael Schrimpf

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