January 24th, 2007
One of our readers sent in this story about how impressed he was with the honesty shown at Davidson College.
First of all, great idea for a website! I love your passion for honesty and good deeds, well done.
The first thing that comes to mind when I think of honesty is Davidson College where my wife went to school. She talked about their honor code and how much every student believes in it. For instance, if someone leaves a purse, camera, phone, wallet, etc., on a table or in an area, everyone leaves it until the person comes back and gets it. They NEVER have thefts and if they do that person is immediately expelled.
But I was also struck by the fact that many of her tests were given out so that they could work on them for a 24 hour period wherever they wanted to. And these were not “open book” tests. They weren’t allowed to use any sources for help and they all would pledge that as soon as they started taking the test that they couldn’t do any more studying for it. I am still amazed by that.
Sent in by Jeff Hilmire
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