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HIGHER EDUCATION

The Michigan Daily - Thursday, February 4, 1999 - 5A

.Study
finds
cheating
commi on
By Chris Lawton
The Washington University Student Life
ST. LOUIS - According to a report
on student conduct released by
Washington University's Committee on
Academic Integrity, 16 students failed
classes last semester because they were
caught in the act of plagiarism, chang-
ing answers or collaborating on exams.
The report showed a small rise in the
Umber of complaints of academic dis-
honesty since spring 1998. In actuality,
the answer is unclear. The exact degree
of cheating that occurs on campus is
unknown. "I don't really see it," said
Washington sophomore Kelly
McDonough. "People who got into this
school don't need to resort to cheating."
"I personally have never seen it,"
senior Lisa Marcus said. "But there's
e honor code." Marcus referred to the
university judicial code, which defines
academic misconduct as "including,
but not limited to, cheating, plagiarism,
misrepresentation of student status, and
resume falsification."
Cases of cheating can be handled
one-on-one with the professor, but
Washington University recommends to
its faculty that the cases be kept confi-
dential and brought before the academ-
ic integrity committee, where they are
, ijudicated by a group of students and
,aculty.
. Using the rules of due process, the
committee hears all cases of academic
misconduct. Associate Dean of the
College of Arts and Sciences Sara
Johnson said the procedure actually
benefits the accused, as both students
and professors are assured a fair hear-
.ng.
"They (students) need an impartial
%roup to talk to" Johnson said.
English Prof. Joe Loewenstein said
he would rather report an incident of
.cheating than deal with it on his own..
"Most of us are tempted to handle
such things ourselves, when the board
is in a better position to know if the sfu-
dent has been a chronic offender
against the university's policy for acad-
emic integrity,' Loewenstein said.
If the professor's methods are
rought into question, a fair trial for
"oth students and professors is essen-
tial. James McLeod, dean of the
College of Arts and Sciences, recog-
nized the possibility that a student
might feel like they were the victim of
unfair treatment.

I I1

Duke signs CLC Code

Student group, administrators reach
compromise after 31-hour sit-in
By Katherine Stroup
The Duke University Chronicle
DURHAM, N.C. - For members of Duke University's
Students Against Sweatshops, the most important challenge
of being locked in the Allen Building was trying to broad-
cast news of their 31-hour sit-in to the outside world. But
upon vacating the premises Saturday night, they faced an
even larger task: spreading news of their achievement.
By Monday morning - the scheduled deadline for sign-
ing the Collegiate Licensing Company's anti-sweatshop
code - almost everyone involved in the apparel licensing
debate knew about the compromise eked out by SAS and
Duke administrators, and most were intrigued.
"The Duke agreement, from what I've heard, seems to be
a balance between the two sides," said Casey Nagy, execu-
tive assistant to the provost at the University of Wisconsin
at Madison.
Under the agreement, Duke will sign the CLC Code of
Conduct. By joining the code, the 170 member schools
would impose human rights standards on the licensed man-
ufacturers producing goods bearing their logos. The
licensees will be responsible for hiring monitoring agencies
to check for compliance and report back to the CLC.
But this weekend's agreement insists on full disclosure:
Companies must reveal their factory addresses to universi-
ties, who can notify students, who in turn can inform inde-
pendent human rights groups. If the CLC code does not
achieve full disclosure within a year, then the university
must leave the group.
Even without considering the Duke agreement, adminis-
trators at most schools with vocal anti-sweatshop move-
ments said they need more time to evaluate the code's
cern about his drinking.
"I don't know if it had anything to do
with the incident in East Lansing, but the
employees kept tabs on me," Radito said.
Radito said he was not offended by
the watchful eye of the employees.
"We should be able to make a judg-
ment about how much we can drink, but
there is a time and a place for a manager
to step in and say, 'you know what? This
person's had too much'," he said.
MSU junior Sara Hollander said she
doesn't think Rick's of East Lansing
should bear fault in the death of McCue.
"Honestly, I don't know how respon-
sible Rick's should be for the whole
t thing" Hollander said. "There's no way
t they'd be able to control how many
drinks this one guy had."

strengths and weaknesses.
The University of Wisconsin, New York University and
the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, for exam-
ple, are each still considering whether to sign.
The deadline "was certainly not feasible for NYU," said
John Beckman, the school's director of public affairs.
"We're a campus with a wide diversity of opinions and a
campus in a city that has a sizable garment district, and
there are a lot of voices on campus that we feel need to be
heard."
Bill Battle, CLC's chief executive officer, said the com-
pany has received responses from fewer than half of the
schools.
Trinity senior Tico Almeida, a founding member of the
University's SAS, said he hopes other schools will use the
Duke agreement as a model for compromise between
activists and administrators.
Nagy said the agreement "certainly bears considering."
But Beckman said he was not sure the compromise is pro-
gressive enough for his liberal campus.
"There are certainly some folks on the campus who feel
that no code should be signed until the transparency issue
has been addressed," he said. The Duke compromise "has
been a matter of some discussion among my colleagues. But
whether that will be something that's widely applicable to
other universities, I'm not sure."
UNC-CH is only days away from a final proposal to
Chancellor Michael Hooker, said Rut Tufts, director of aux-
iliary enterprises. Although its draft report is subject to
change, he said it contains an 18-month trial period.
The CLC monitoring system will take six months to imple-
ment, Tufts said; the additional year would give UNC-CH
ample time to assess the monitoring system. Battle said he
was not sure how much time would be needed to bring the
CLC code up to full public disclosure of factory addresses.

Notre Dame students head toward a dining hall for symbolic glasses of water
and empty plates yesterday in South Bend, Ind., at the beginning of a three-day
hunger strike in support of gay rights at the Catholic university.

Gra nger
" e
leavesjal
after 4
months
GRANGER
Continued from Page 1A
more information about individuals
that deserves taking another look;'
Boutelle said. "The application does
not ask for criminal record or anything
like that."
Rick Granger said his son would
spend some time "resting and chilling
out" after serving the last four months
in a detention facility. He said he
could not speak about his son's feel-
ings toward the sexual incidents, but
said jail time was an inappropriate
punishment.
"In retrospect, (my wife and I) don't
approve of what happened, but we
donit think it was a criminal offense,"
Rick Granger said.

RICK'S
Continued from Page 1A
are licensed separately by the Liquor
Control Commission. But it would be
wrong to assume Rick's of Ann Arbor
has not examined the way they handle
the issue, Doyle said.
"I don't think they can help but be
more aware of what has happened," he
said. "I wouldn't be surprised if some
of it carried over."
A spokesperson for Rick's of Ann
Arbor could not be reached for com-
ment.
LSA senior Alex Radito said he cele-
brated his 21st birthday recently at
Rick's of Ann Arbor and noticed thai
employees exhibited heightened con-

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