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Dartmouth Accuses 64 Students of Cheating in Sports Ethics Class

Thursday, 08 Jan 2015 04:22 PM

Dartmouth College accused 64 students of cheating in a sports ethics class last semester in violation of the school’s honor code.

An appeal process is under way and should be finished by the end of this month, said Diana Lawrence, a spokeswoman for the Hanover, New Hampshire-based school.

The cheating involved some students using a handheld device known as a clicker to answer questions for classmates who were absent, the local Valley News reported, citing Randall Balmer, who teaches the class “Sports, Ethics and Religion.” Balmer didn’t immediately return telephone calls and an e-mail seeking comment.

Many of the students were athletes and have been suspended for a semester, according to the newspaper.

The incident is the latest in a string of academic scandals to hit selective colleges. Harvard University investigated 125 students in 2012 for inappropriate collaboration on a take-home final exam in a U.S. government course. Half were told to withdraw for a year, including the senior co-captains of the basketball team, while the rest were given probation.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill last year detailed an academic fraud that spanned 18 years and made it easier for student athletes to maintain eligibility to play. An independent investigation found that 3,100 students took so- called paper classes with no faculty involvement or class attendance.

 

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