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Purdue University Tackles Cheating, Academic Dishonesty

U.S. News

The university's Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities has been working with faculty and students for more than a year to address cheating sources. The school also plans to launch initiatives that work to create a culture of accountability and academic integrity, the Lafayette Journal & Courier (http://on.jconline.com/2l1bKEa


YouTube deletes cheating videos after BBC probe

BBC News

YouTube has deleted thousands of videos promoting academic cheating in the last week after a BBC Trending investigation. The videos all advertised essay-writing services, which can lead to serious penalties for students. Facebook and Google have been asked by a regulator to stop making money from adverts for these companies. All the social media companies say they are taking steps to discourage dishonest behaviour. Seven months after the BBC first exposed YouTube stars selling cheating on their channels, the companies which promise essays written to order are back, and are being promoted across social platforms.


NCAA Academic Case Hovers Over UNC at Another Final Four

U.S. News

The latest NOA restores a reference to men's basketball and football players that had been removed between the first and second versions in one of the broad-based charges. No coaches or others within the programs are charged with wrongdoing. That revised NOA came after the infractions committee panel handling the case took the unusual step of holding an October hearing solely to deal with UNC's procedural arguments in its responses to the second notice, then later sent a letter instructing the enforcement staff to revisit charges to review whether they "are alleged in a fashion to best decide this case."


JMP Academic Series: JMP Basics for Professors and Students

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The JMP Basics for Professors and Students webcast is designed to serve as an initial introduction to JMP. It covers basic navigation, JMP menus and data tables, summarizing and graphing data, and resources for getting started.


Auburn to Host SEC Cyber Security Academic Conference

U.S. News

The "Cyber Security: A Shared Responsibility" will be held at the SEC Academic Conference on April 8, Al.com reported . The conference will focus on computer and communication technology along with economic and physical systems controlled by technology.