Incident 302: Students Allegedly Wrongfully Accused of Cheating via Medical School's Internal Software

Description: Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine allegedly falsely accused students of cheating during remote exams using an internally built system which tracked student activity patterns without their knowledge on its learning management platform.


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Online Cheating Charges Upend Dartmouth Medical School (Published 2021) · 2021

HANOVER, N.H. — Sirey Zhang, a first-year student at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine, was on spring break in March when he received an email from administrators accusing him of cheating.

Dartmouth had reviewed Mr. Zhang’s online activ…


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