Integrity Week 2015

One of Honor Council’s biggest undertakings of the 2014-15 year was Integrity Week. Taking place March 23-27, We hosted several interesting speakers and events aimed at getting students to hear interesting perspectives and think about integrity and how it plays a role in their academic and personal lives. On Tuesday, we hosted a lunch with David Wong. Professor Wong works in the philosophy department, and his research focuses on how we decide what is right and what is wrong. You can read about him here. We also held a dinner on Tuesday with Dean Sue Wasiolek. Dean Sue has been at Duke for many years, and is passionate about honor and student life. On Wednesday, we set up a ‘Triwizard Maze’ w

Class of 2019 Orientation (August 17-21)

This past week, Duke welcomed the Class of 2019. Honor Council used a few events to connect with first-year students and get them thinking about integrity. On Monday, the Council facilitated small group discussions in a breakout session as part of International Orientation. The participating students worked through a few case studies about academic dishonesty and moral courage on campus, and discussed how they personally would react to each situation. Through the conversations, students were forced to think about their own values and how they will affect their decisions in college. On Tuesday, once the entire class had moved into their dorms on East Campus, all first-year students attended a

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