Unformatted text preview: heard that some students had copied their term papers in his introductory physics class. Bloomfield devised a computer program to detect duplicated phrases and caught 158 papers during the four previous semesters. Two students challenged their dismissal in federal court this year. Smith said those cases were dismissed. Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia ranks among the nation's top public universities and has one of the oldest collegiate honor systems. On every test, students pledge not to lie, cheat or steal. The only penalty for breaking the code is dismissal from school. Accessed 09/10/2007 http://archives.cnn.com/2002/US/South/11/25/virginia.plagarism/index.html...
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- University of Virginia, introductory physics class, Honor Committee Chairman, professor Lou Bloomfield, oldest collegiate honor