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The recently founded chapter of Partners in Health Engage at U.Va. is dedicated to providing healthcare for all. Since its inception at the University last spring, PIH has grown steadily and partnered with other organizations on Grounds to provide students with tools to tackle pressing global health inequalities.
The Honor Committee discussed areas for improvement in their formal bylaws, such as purpose and scope for the Panel for Sanction, and outlined finals period events for students at their meeting Sunday. The meeting had 10 out of 30 members present, meaning the Committee did not reach quorum and could not vote on any topic regarding the constitution or bylaws.
Thanksgiving is a time for students to gather with their families, eat good food and take a break before the finals period inevitably rolls around. However, for students who can not easily travel home for break, Thanksgiving break presents its own unique challenges. Organizations on and off Grounds have started offering support for students staying on Grounds, from meal kits to Thanksgiving dinners with local families.
The Honor Committee amended a bylaw to extend time for the Panel for Sanction to convene from three days to one week during their meeting Sunday. The Committee also considered the logistics of an information-gathering survey to record student perspectives of the Honor system. The meeting had 21 out of 29 members present, meaning the Committee could vote on matters concerning the constitution or bylaws.
A new bylaw from the Honor Committee will suspend case proceedings during non-school days, unless students request the case continue over breaks and resources are available. During their Sunday meeting, the Committee also considered conflation of different roles within the Panel for Sanction. The meeting met quorum with 21 out of 29 members present, meaning the Committee could vote on topics regarding the constitution or bylaws.
The University announced that there will be a series of programs dedicated to educating students, faculty and staff on recent conflicts in the Middle East. Three events have been announced and feature conversations on topics such as free speech and the history of global conflicts.
The Honor Committee met to consider a change to the bylaws that would suspend all case proceedings during non-school days as well as considering next steps for international student outreach on Sunday. The meeting did not meet quorum with 18 out of 29 members present, meaning the Committee could not vote on matters relating to the constitution or bylaws.
The Honor Committee voted to strike the community engagement sanction from their bylaws and to consider ways to address the overrepresentation of international students in Honor cases at their meeting Sunday. The meeting met quorum with 23 out of 29 members present, meaning the Committee could vote on matters regarding the constitution and bylaws.
First-year College students Jackson Sleadd and Harini Thiruvengadam were recently elected as President and Vice President, respectively, of the First-Year Council for the academic year. Following intense campaigning efforts, the pair hopes to build a strong, open connection with the first years as well as with various organizations across Grounds.
The Honor Committee met to brainstorm proactive academic integrity initiatives to help students determine what activities are and are not Honor offenses, and considered the community service sanction’s viability during their meeting Sunday.
Student and alumni information housed in 3rd Millennium Classrooms, a company that administers online courses to colleges and universities across the country, was subject to a recent security breach per an email sent by the Office of Student Affairs Wednesday afternoon.
The Honor Committee settled on a final date range of Feb. 4 to Feb. 9 for the Popular Assembly and discussed confidentiality concerns of the education sanction at their meeting Sunday. The meeting had 19 out of 27 members present, meaning the Committee could vote on matters regarding the constitution or by laws.
The Honor Committee held a training for due process guidelines and continued their consideration of a community service sanction at their meeting Sunday. With 20 out of 27 members present, the Committee met quorum and was able to vote on matters concerning the constitution and bylaws.
Students walking through Grounds may have recently noticed that the Amphitheater, a center for students to relax between classes, enjoy nearby food trucks and even perform with musical groups, is currently under construction. The three-stage renovation project in the heart of Grounds has an anticipated completion date of mid-January.
The Honor Committee discussed the creation of proactive guidelines for student Artificial Intelligence usage as well as logistics for hosting a popular assembly with the student body at the meeting Sunday. With 19 out of 27 members present, the Committee met quorum and was able to vote on matters concerning the constitution and bylaws.
The Board of Visitors’ Full Board heard an update from the Chair of the Honor Committee, presented progress on fundraising for the University and its affiliated foundations and commemorated previous Board members for their contributions during the business meeting Friday.
The Honor Committee passed an amended Code of Ethics for the first time since 2019 and discussed the implementation of their academic course sanction at the meeting Sunday. With 20 out of 27 members present, the Committee met quorum and was able to vote on matters concerning the constitution or bylaws.
The Omicron chapter of Beta Theta Pi at the University has formally set a timeline for the installation of turf grass in the front yard following approval from the Charlottesville Board of Architectural Review. The fraternity plans for the installation to take place quickly, with a tentative completion date set for the end of September.
The Honor Committee discussed the admissibility of artificial intelligence detectors as evidence for Honor cases, the addition of a community service sanction and changes to the Code of Ethics at their meeting Sunday. While no formal decisions were made, 18 out of 25 members were present, meaning the Committee met quorum and was able to vote on matters concerning the constitution or bylaws.
The Honor Committee passed a new bylaw at their meeting Sunday that will increase the amount of time the Panel for Sanction is given to convene from seven days to 21 days following the submission of an Informed Retraction from seven to 21 days. The Committee also discussed whether accused students should be able to request specific demographic representation on the panel but tabled any decisions for a later meeting.