Iowa State University Veterinarian

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We, as veterinary students, are sometimes asked by students from the other departments to comment on our honor system. It is with pride that each of us can attest to the effectiveness of this program in our college. Apparently students in other colleges at Iowa State University are not convinced that the honor system would work in their classes. This is evident by the failure of a proposed University honor system in 1958. This proposal failed because the students were to concerned with the "mechanics" of it. The majority of students who voiced opinions objected to probability of being tagged as a "tattler" or "informer" if they found it necessary to report a violator. Thus it appears that many honest students would rather continue to be parasitized by a "cheater" than to report any observed cheating incident.