Letters from the Honor Council

April 1, 2004Dear ______:

You have been found in violation of the Lawrence University Honor Code for plagiarism on your term paper in ______with Professor ______. Your entire paper was taken verbatim from sources you found on the internet which you did not quote or cite. In addition, we found that what quotations you did use were attributed to the wrong authors. By doing so, 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 April 1, 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.

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Sincerely,
The Honor Council
Ann Miller Peter Snyder

April 2, 2004

Dear ______:

You have been found in violation of the Lawrence University Honor Code for collaboration on your 4th problem set in ______with Professor ______.

______, you have unfairly advanced your academic performance and violated the mutual trust between students and faculty upon which the University depends. Your collaboration on your problem set with ______violated the parameters established by the Professor. Furthermore, collaboration of this sort is unfair to the other students in the class who followed the guidelines outlined in the syllabus.

Consequently, you have been assigned a sanction of zero on the assignment. The sanction represents the severity of the violation. The council is sensitive to your medical condition, however, we expect you to take appropriate measures to avoid situations like this in the future. You should consult with the course instructor, Dean Hemwall, or Dean Gajewski regarding appropriate work with classmates or other students. In the future, this medical condition will no longer be considered a mitigating circumstance if you should come before the council again.

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Sincerely,
The Honor Council
Ann Miller

April 2, 2004

Dear ______:

You have been found in violation of the Lawrence University Honor Code for collaboration on your 4th problem set in ______with Professor ______.

______, you have unfairly advanced your academic performance and violated the mutual trust between students and faculty upon which the University depends. You actively pursued assistance that was explicitly prohibited in the syllabus, and this was reflected in your work. Please note that this sort of collaboration is unfair to the students in the class who followed the guidelines outlined in the syllabus.

Consequently, you have been assigned a sanction of zero on the assignment and a one-letter grade reduction in the course. The sanction represents the severity of the violation and is consistent with the sanctions attached to similar violations in the past.

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Sincerely,
The Honor Council
Ann Miller

April 2, 2004

Dear ______:

You have been found in violation of the Lawrence University Honor Code for plagiarism on your paper in ______ with Professor ______. Almost your entire paper was copied verbatim from an outside source which you failed to cite at all. By doing so, 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 April 2, 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.

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Sincerely,

The Honor Council
Poonam Kumar Ann Miller

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