jbagelboy wrote:Phil Brooks wrote:HardCider wrote:I reported them to the proctors after the exam (which I said poorly in my OP). I also emailed the dean of students to let them know what happened. The dean said my account was all they needed.
As for why, I think it's pretty clear. The class is curved and they were cheating. If there were no curve and everyone could conceivably get an "A", I wouldn't give a fuck; make your money booboo. However, the idea that some cheaters may bump me down a third of a grade and jeopardize my goals pisses me off. The curve requires integrity to be of any use. If there is no integrity in the system, all 1Ls should just try and cheat their way to honors and a job instead of playing things straight-up.
I didn't get into a top school to let some cheaters take anything from me. It wasn't like one person just gave the other their outline. They sat in that room and colluded on the test. The fact that two people blessed with all sorts of privilege (racial, financial, family connections, etc) would have the gall to sit in the school I work my ass off in every day and try to cheat their way above me pisses me off and they need to be reprimanded.
Are you implying that if a poor person of color were cheating, you'd let it slide?
And as long as we're talking about "social justice," what are your lofty "goals"? Let me guess: biglaw?
Typical liberal hypocrite.
i can't decide which of these posts is worse
Fine, the political swipe was stupid. I think OP should report them, but I wish he/she would be honest about the motivations rather than cloaking self-interested behavior in the guise of "fighting privilege."