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Honor Code is not a constraint, but a privilege

Posted by on Jan 21, 2016 in Articles, Events, News and Events, Union News | Comments Off on Honor Code is not a constraint, but a privilege

Honor Code is not a constraint, but a privilege

  Published in the Concordiensis on January 21, 2016. “By Kim Bolduc While manning the table at the Honor Code Open House this past Thursday, I was questioned by a student as to what the event was all about. I explained that we hoped to raise awareness of academic integrity on campus and to encourage discussion of the Honor Code. My explanation caught the student off-guard; he looked at me rather puzzled and said, ‘I didn’t know the Honor Council did anything besides punish people.’ . . .” Read more at:...

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Honor Code Open House

Posted by on Jan 14, 2016 in Events, News and Events, Union News | Comments Off on Honor Code Open House

Honor Code Open House

Honor Code Open House: January 14, 2016 Honor Council Members welcomed fellow members of the Union community to an Honor Code Open House on January 14, 2016, to encourage discussion of the Honor Code. Activities involved writing one word on a banner titled “What does the Honor Code mean to You?” and having a photo taken to win a free Honor Code...

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2015 First Year Orientation Presentation

Posted by on Nov 11, 2015 in Events, Students, Union News | Comments Off on 2015 First Year Orientation Presentation

2015 First Year Orientation Presentation

  From left to right: Honor Council Chairs Stephanie DiGiorgio ’17, Frank Rocco ’17, and Kim Bolduc ’17 at the Honor Code Orientation Presentation. Credit: Matt Milless.   Honor Council Officers and Members gave a presentation to the Class of 2019 during first year orientation and also invited incoming students to sign the Union College Honor Code banner. This banner will be displayed around campus throughout the year. The presentation, which focused on the values of the Honor Code and potential violations, is accessible through the link below: 2015 Honor Code...

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Liberal Arts Colleges Gather to Discuss the Importance of Honor Code Policies: Concordiensis

Posted by on Nov 11, 2015 in Articles, Events, Union News | Comments Off on Liberal Arts Colleges Gather to Discuss the Importance of Honor Code Policies: Concordiensis

Liberal Arts Colleges Gather to Discuss the Importance of Honor Code Policies: Concordiensis

Conference attendees on the steps of Hamilton College’s Philip Spencer House. Mary Locke ’16, Stephanie DiGiorgio ’17, and Kim Bolduc ’17 attended the conference on Union’s behalf. Credit: Stephen Orvis.    Published in the Concordiensis on October 8, 2014. “By Kim Bolduc This past weekend, three members of the Honor Council accompanied Dean Wunderlich to an Honor Code conference at Hamilton College in Clinton, NY. Representatives from four other small liberal arts colleges from around the country joined them to discuss the differing Honor Code...

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A response in defense of Union’s honor code : Concordy

Posted by on Jan 17, 2013 in Articles, Union News | Comments Off on A response in defense of Union’s honor code : Concordy

A response in defense of Union’s honor code By Robert Baker in Opinions | January 17, 2013 “Our school does not have a real honor system. So why have it at all?” Bryan Grover ‘14 asked this arresting question in a column from the Oct. 18 issue of the Concordiensis. As chair of the committee that initiated Union’s honor code let me express my appreciation to Mr. Grover for raising this question, and also for voicing his objection to writing the honor code statement (“I affirm that I have carried out my academic endeavors with full academic honesty”) on exams. Grover remarks, “This statement...

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Union once again crafting an honor code : Times Union, Campus Notebook

Posted by on Sep 21, 2012 in Articles, Union News | 0 comments

Published 5:17 p.m., Wednesday, September 19, 2012, www.timesunion.com By Scott Waldman   College is a time to grow up.   In addition to all that a young person absorbs in class, most students are learning how to be an adult. That means learning to accept consequences, like if you don’t study, you fail.   Some students, unfortunately, believe they can cheat the system. That they don’t have to do the work if they don’t feel like it.   Even an esteemed institution like Harvard University is not immune, as 125 students were recently caught collaborating on...

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