Student accused of cheating on Facebook keeps college place, gets a zero

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facebook_logo.jpgChris Avenir, who was accused of cheating by setting up a study group on Facebook, has not been expelled from Ryerson University. However, his assignment will be marked with a big fat zero.

“Chris in our view is still innocent, so it is still too bad that he got zero for that 10 percent,” said Nora Loreto, president of the Ryerson Students’ Union. “But considering we were facing expulsion I think this is a victory, certainly a broader victory for the students at Ryerson.”

Avenir still passed his course, despite the piece of work being worth 10% of his overall mark.

Another part of his punishment for daring to use modern technology is to attend an academic misconduct workshop, whatever that is.

(Via CNN)

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Andy Merrett
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