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Dartmouth med school drops cheating charges against students

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Updated: Jun. 11, 2021 at 9:35 AM EDT
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HANOVER, N.H. (AP - The dean at Dartmouth’s medical school says charges have been dismissed against students accused of cheating by accessing online course materials while taking closed-book exams remotely.

The Valley News reports a Geisel School of Medicine committee recommended in April that three students be expelled and seven others receive lesser sanctions. But students said the school was misinterpreting data about their usage of Canvas, an online course management system used by Dartmouth.

An email sent by Dean Duane Compton on Wednesday said the reversal came “upon further review and based on new information received from our learning management system provider.” He apologized to the students.

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