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Online Cheating Charges Upend Dartmouth Medical School


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Students protesting at Dartmouths Geisel School of Medicine.

Students at Dartmouths Geisel School of Medicine protesting outside the deans office after administrators accused 17 of their classmates of cheating during remote exams.

Credit: Kelly Burgess/The New York Times

Sirey Zhang, a first-year student at Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine, was on spring break in March when he received an email from administrators accusing him of cheating.

Dartmouth had reviewed Mr. Zhang's online activity on Canvas, its learning management system, during three remote exams, the email said. The data indicated that he had looked up course material related to one question during each test, honor code violations that could lead to expulsion, the email said.

Mr. Zhang, 22, said he had not cheated. But when the school's student affairs office suggested he would have a better outcome if he expressed remorse and pleaded guilty, he said he felt he had little choice but to agree. Now he faces suspension and a misconduct mark on his academic record that could derail his dream of becoming a pediatrician.

"What has happened to me in the last month, despite not cheating, has resulted in one of the most terrifying, isolating experiences of my life," said Mr. Zhang, who has filed an appeal.

From The New York Times
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