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The school plans to initiate broad conversations on campus about academic honesty, including why it’s vital to intellectual inquiry. It is also considering instituting an honor code. Such codes at other schools, for instance, set standards for honesty and require students to sign completed work, attesting that they have followed those standards.

“We really think we need to work harder,” Mr. Harris said. “We do think it’s an opportunity to really put out before the community how much we value integrity.”