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Luc Cohen

The Daily Princetonian

Committee on Discipline open to considering publication of total number of cases heard

The Faculty-Student Committee on Discipline may for the first time provide transparent information about the total number of disciplinary cases adjudicated each year, Dean of Undergraduate Students and Committee on Discipline Chair Kathleen Deignan told The Daily Princetonian. The Committee — together with the student-run Honor Committee, which adjudicates allegations of cheating on in-class examinations — has in the past issued annual discipline reports detailing the number of students found responsible for violations of University policy.

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Convictions of plagiarism in computer science courses on the rise

Approximately 20 students were found responsible for plagiarism in COS 126: General Computer Science by the University's Faculty-Student Committee on Discipline during the 2012-13 academic year. The number represents an increase of more than twice the number of violations that occurred in any previous academic year, Fall 2013 COS 126 lead preceptor David Pritchard said. The spike coincides with massive increases in enrollment in recent years, and is consistent with a trend of increased cases of alleged plagiarism in introductory computer science courses across the country.

‘The jury and the prosecutors’

The central question facing the Committee on Discipline one night last year — a question that would contribute to the eventual verdict in a student plagiarism case — focused on a time stamp. If the time stamp on the student’s computer science assignment was altered, it would indicate the student had plagiarized and then presented fabricated evidence to the Committee before the hearing. The issue of the time stamp came up toward the tail end of the four-and-a-half-hour long hearing, late at night on March 13, 2013.

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Putting the “propaganda” in context

In an interview last May, former University President Shirley Tilghman told me she doesn’t believe everything the University says about itself.“If you start believing all your propaganda and believing that we’re perfect, you will fail as the president,” she said.Everything we do at The Daily Princetonian is guided by the belief that the truth shouldn’t be the exclusive possession of the people who "need" to know it in order to make policy and advance their interests.We all deserve an objective account of the University’s successes and shortcomings so that we are better placed to perpetuate the good and reform the imperfect.And yet I can’t count the number of times during my year as Editor-in-Chief of the ‘Prince’ when someone has tried to negotiate with me not to run a story that portrays them or someone they represent in a way they perceive to be unfavorable.

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Quad to lower member fees

Princeton Quadrangle Club will be lowering its membership rates significantly for students who sign a contract with the eating club for the 2012-13 school year, president Katie Knorr ’13 and president emeritus Julia Blount ’12 announced in a press release on Thursday.

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Recruiting: Early action changes game for recruits

A week and a half after Hans Brase, a senior at The Hill School in Pottstown, Pa., sent in his application to Princeton, he received a phone call from the admission office letting him know he was likely to be admitted.It is not uncommon for recruited athletes like Brase, who will be joining the men’s basketball team next fall, to receive so-called “likely letters” from the admission office before official decisions are sent out. But unlike in previous years, Brase and many other recruits of the Class of 2016 received their official admission decisions in mid-December, very shortly after being told that such an outcome was likely.

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Women's Basketball: No help for Rasheed in 65-52 defeat

Despite a strong effort from junior forward Niveen Rasheed against Navy on Friday night, the women’s basketball team could not recreate the full team effort that has carried Princeton so far this season. Rasheed scored 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, but no other player came close to either of these figures and the Tigers allowed the Midshipmen to break out of a close battle with a 12-2 run in the final three minutes to claim a 65-52 victory.

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