Author(s)Haverford College. Honor Council
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AbstractThis case involves Larry, a student in Professor Moe's Slapstick Comedy (Humor 200) class. While working on a one page writing assignment for the course, Larry plagiarized a large portion of it from a student thesis he had found online, personally writing only the first two or three sentences. Toward the end of the semester, Professor Moe noticed that Larry had not turned in this one page writing assignment and requested that Larry do so. When Larry did, Professor Moe immediately recognized the work to be unoriginal and confronted Larry. Larry admitted to plagiarism but claimed it was accidental as he had forgotten to fully write the assignment and that he had inadvertently left the plagiarized passage in it. The academic trial that ensued resulted in Larry being separated from the community for one semester and was significant in bringing up the relation of mental health to Honor Code violations.