How far would you go to uphold academic honesty?
- Students at Kasetsart University in Bangkok came up with "anti-cheating blinkers" after their professor asked what could be done to make sure they didn't cheat on an exam.
- The university's Student Administration Board posted a photo of students wearing the hats to Facebook, where it went viral and received criticism before being pulled down—but not before other websites could post it themselves.
- In response to the hats, The Harvard Crimson staff writer Madeline R. Conway wondered if such an approach could have prevented the Ivy League school's infamous cheating scandal last year.
From the article:
... Following the highly-publicized scandal, Harvard’s Committee on Academic Integrity proposed the school’s first-ever honor code, but why waste time meeting when, clearly, the students at Kasetsart University have crafted such a simple, humorous looking solution?
Harvard students stand behind it, and if the school wants to be the No. 1 most financially fit college instead of the fifth, what better way to curb costs than by tossing paper hats on the Ivy Leaguers’ wandering heads?
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