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A recent Prefect Council email detailed 24 specific cases, 23 of which involved cheating and academic dishonesty.

Honor board reports increases in cheating

Alec Rosenthal February 3, 2021

The Prefect Council sent a quarterly update email to upper school students about recent Honor Board cases to address academic dishonesty and remind students of the school’s academic policies Jan. 19. The...

Disciplinary process to be streamlined

Saba Nia August 29, 2018

As part of his increased duties this year, Upper School Dean of Students Jordan Church will oversee all disciplinary decisions and Honor Board cases. In the previous system, teachers or coaches could...

School addresses online slur usage

Kaitlin Musante May 30, 2018

In light of reports of a racist, homophobic and anti-semitic comment left by a member of the school community on a gaming site, the school has launched an investigation to find the offender. Students...

Some students taking the AP English Language and Composition exam distracted others by throwing paper airplanes, stomping their feet and clapping their hands. The proctor of the exam filed an official Incident Report to the College Board.

Credit: Staged photo by Pavan Tauh/Chronicle

Students face consequences for disturbing AP Language exam

Sophie Haber May 30, 2018

After disrupting the AP English Language and Composition exam and prompting the proctor to file an Incident Report to the College Board, over 10 students received Honor Board infractions and had their...

Redefining the route to success

Lucas Gelfond May 2, 2018

No month is complete without an email from Chaplain James Young with the subject, “Recent honor board cases.” I’ll usually take a minute to scan through the cases, often much of the same: a copied...

Illustration by Sam Ko

24/7 School: Punishment for actions off campus

Sofia Heller February 13, 2018

Joe* ’18 glanced anxiously around the grocery store, his heart racing, wary of skeptical onlookers. Taking a deep breath, he placed the vodka bottle in his shopping cart, reassuring himself that it was...

Series of lab collaborations result in honor board cases, Prefect Council warns of consequences

Kaitlin Musante November 17, 2017

After three separate cases of a total of seven students collaborating on the “conclusion” section of lab reports, Prefect Council released information on recent honor board cases to help students learn...

Prefect Council adjusts method of disclosing Honor Board case summaries

Emily Rahhal April 26, 2017

Prefect Council began posting anonymous Honor Board case summaries on the Hub on April 18. The summaries, which will be placed on class pages under the label “Communiques,” are part of an effort to...

Administration meets with affinity groups to discuss diversity, slur controversy

Danielle Spitz February 22, 2017

Student members of Black Leadership, Awareness and Culture Club, Gender-Sexuality Awareness Club, La Femme Club and Latin-American Students Organization met with members of the faculty and administration...

Letter from the staff

Chronicle Staff January 11, 2017

Letter from Prefect Council: Dear Chronicle, We appreciate your efforts to bring more transparency to the admittedly mysterious Honor Board process, but unfortunately we believe the article “Honor...

Honor Board video, breast cancer awareness highlight senior class meeting

Sammi Handler December 9, 2016

Prefect Council screened a video during senior class meeting Friday explaining the mechanics of the Honor Board due to a recent Chronicle article, Head Prefects said. An alumna also shared a story of...

Photo illustration by Chronicle staff.

Turning a blind eye to cheating

Eugenia Ko April 29, 2015

Stacey ’16* “didn’t want to be a snitch.” In her eighth period class, the statement on the wall reads, “I have neither given nor received unauthorized aid on this assignment.” Stacey looks...

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