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Aggie Honor Code violates Aggie Honor Code

Published: Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Updated: Wednesday, July 25, 2012 20:07

At the Texas A&M - Army game, I was fortunate enough to catch up with a friend from high school. The conversation eventually turned to the Cadet Honor Code, which my friend ascribes to as a West Point cadet. When he quoted it, I was surprised to say the least. "A Cadet will not lie cheat or steal, nor tolerate those who do," he recited. Excluding the minor substitution A&M made in favor of "Aggie" for "Cadet and "or" in place of "nor," it seems identical to the revised code Texas A&M adopted in 2003. Last time I checked (September 19th), the Honor Code stated that plagiarism is "the appropriation of another person's ideas, processes, results, or words without giving appropriate credit." Unless I have missed the accompanying MLA citation for three straight years, I am inclined to believe that the Aggie Honor Code is the biggest violator of the Aggie Honor Code.

Brian Cathey Class of 2007

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