Honor Council Letters

January 9, 2004Dear _____,

You have not been found in violation of the Lawrence University Honor Code for your exam in _____with Professor _____. However, we are issuing a warning to you due to your questionable activity surrounding the exam. Please consider this a formal warning that further suspicious academic activity will be taken very seriously.
Though you have not been found in violation of the Honor Code, we hope you understand that it is every Lawrence community member’s responsibility to uphold the Honor System. This means that when professors encounter suspicious activity, they are obliged to bring the case before the Honor Council. By doing so they protect every student’s right to a fair and honest academic environment.
_____, because this is your second hearing, the Council is deeply concerned about your failure to carefully consider how your actions can be construed in an exam. We strongly encourage you to avoid academic behavior that causes suspicion in the future. Be advised that should you be found in violation of the Honor Code again, this letter and the letter from your previous violation will be used in determining an appropriate sanction.
The Council also wishes to remind you of the importance of confidentiality. Details from the hearing may not be released without the consent of all individuals involved. This includes students and professors. It is a violation of the Honor Code to break confidentiality concerning this case.
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,

Ann Miller, chair

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January 9, 2004

Dear _____:

You have been found in violation of the Lawrence University Honor Code for plagiarism on your independent study in _____with Professor _____.
_____, you have unfairly advanced your academic performance and violated the mutual trust between students and faculty upon which the University depends. The source code was copied directly and verbatim form a source you did not cite, and this code constituted the entirety of your project.
Consequently, given the extensiveness of the violation, you have been assigned a sanction of 0 on the assignment and a failing grade 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.

Sincerely,

The Honor Council,

Poonam Kumar Steven Tie Shue

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January 12, 2004

Dear _____,

During the sanctioning conference held on Monday, January 12, 2004, you admitted to a violation of the honor code. By extensively plagiarizing another’s work in your paper on _____ in _____ with Professor _____, Term I, 2003, you have unfairly advanced your academic performance and violated the mutual trust between students and faculty upon which the University depends.
Consequently, given the extensiveness of the violation, you have been assigned a sanction of 0 on the assignment and a failing grade 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 . . . with any questions you may have.

Sincerely,

The Honor Council represented by:

Poonam Kumar Peter E. Snyder

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January 13, 2004

Dear _____:

During the sanctioning conference held on Tuesday, January 13, 2004, you admitted to violating the Lawrence University honor code by extensively plagiarizing on your paper on _____ in _____ with Professor _____, Term I, 2003. By using someone else’s work for the entirety of your paper, 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 January 13, 2004, your sanction will be 0 on the paper and an F grade 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 . . . with any questions you may have.

Sincerely,

The Honor Council,

Poonam Kumar Steve Tie Shue

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January 14, 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 January 14, 2004, your sanction will be 0 on the assignment and a two-letter grade reduction in the course. Your paper included verbatim words, and ideas from two sources without proper citation or reference. This sanction is consistent with past precedent of 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 . . . with any questions you may have.

Sincerely,

The Honor Council

Ann Miller Peter Snyder

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January 15, 2004

Dear _____:

You have been found in violation of the Lawrence University Honor Code for plagiarism on your paper 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 paper contained portions copied verbatim from your sources that were not cited or footnoted properly. Proper citation is required throughout any academic work. Consequently, you have been assigned a sanction of zero on the paper and a two-letter grade reduction in course. The sanction represents the severity of the violation and is consistent with the sanctions attached to similar violations in the past.
Be advised that should you be found in violation of the Honor Code again, this letter will be used in determining an appropriate sanction.
The Council wishes to remind you . . . students and professors.
Thank you for your cooperation in this matter . . . You may appeal this decision to the President of the University within one week of receiving this letter.

Sincerely,
The Honor Council
Ann Miller, chair
January 22, 2004

Dear _____:

You have been found in violation of the Lawrence University Honor Code for plagiarism on your history paper in the Tutorial with Professor _____.
_____, you have unfairly advanced your academic performance and violated the mutual trust between students and faculty upon which the University depends. Proper citation and quotation are integral parts of your academic work. Any work at any time submitted for academic consideration must distinguish your own words from that of other sources. Consequently, you have been assigned a sanction of zero on the assignment and a two-letter grade reduction in course. The sanction represents the severity of the violation and is consistent with the sanctions attached to similar violat
ions in the past.
Be advised that should you be found in violation of the Honor Code again, this letter will be used in determining an appropriate sanction.
The Council wishes to remind you . . . includes students and professors.
Thank you for your cooperation in this matter . . .You may appeal this decision to the President of the University within one week of receiving this letter.

Sincerely,
The Honor Council

Poonam Kumar

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January 26, 2004

Dear _____:

You have admitted to a violation of the Lawrence University Honor Code for plagiarism on your paper in _____with Professor _____.
_____, you have unfairly advanced your academic performance and violated the mutual trust between students and faculty upon which the University depends. In your assignment you quoted verbatim and used ideas and analysis from a different source throughout the paper but failed to cite it at all.
Consequently, given the extensiveness of the violation, you have been assigned a sanction of 0 on the assignment and a two-letter grade reduction 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 . . . with any questions you may have.

Sincerely,

The Honor Council,

Poonam Kumar Caroline Campbell

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January 29, 2004

Dear _____:

You have been found in violation of the Lawrence University Honor Code for extensive plagiarism on your paper in _____ with Professor _____.
_____, you have unfairly advanced your academic performance and violated the mutual trust between students and faculty upon which the University depends. Almost the entire paper was copied verbatim or paraphrased from a secondary source which you did not cite.
Consequently, given the extensiveness of the violation, you have been assigned a sanction of 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 . . . with any questions you may have.

Sincerely,

The Honor Council,

Poonam Kumar Ann Miller

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January 29, 2004

Dear _____:

You have been found in violation of the Lawrence University Honor Code for plagiarism on your paper in _____with Professor _____.
_____, you have unfairly advanced your academic performance and violated the mutual trust between students and faculty upon which the University depends. Almost the entirety of your paper was copied verbatim from two sources which you did not cite. By cutting and pasting sections of both sources, and submitting the work as your own, you failed to give credit to the original authors.
Consequently, given the extensiveness of the violation, you have been assigned a sanction of 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 . . . with any questions you may have.

Sincerely,

The Honor Council,

Ann Miller Nabeeha Mohammed

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