Dartmouth student-athletes accused of cheating in sports ethics class
Kids these days, with their gadgets and doo-dads, and their constant disdain for authority and morality.
64 Dartmouth College students, many of them varsity athletes, have found away to combine all of the above in a cheating scandal that has rocked Dartmouth's idyllic New Hampshire grounds.
According to the Valley News, the school set up a sports ethics class with the intention of helping student-athletes who at times struggled with Dartmouth coursework. Over the course of the semester, instructors found that a number of students were passing their "clickers" – electronic devices used to answer questions in class – off to other students in order to skip class without losing credit.
Most of the students were suspended for a term, which at Dartmouth lasts just ten weeks. The course's professor, a man of compassion, said that "after many sleepless nights," he decided that rather than rather fail the students in question outright, he would lower their grades by a full letter.
In a way, one almost has to feel sorry for these Dartmouth students. If only they could've gotten into Harvard, where the grade most frequently given to undergraduates is an A.
- Christopher Woody