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6) Janine has just met a great guy and thinks she is really starting to fall for him. One day though in class, Janine sees her great guy cheating by stealthily using his cell phone. Janine knows this is wrong but is reluctant to turn him in, thinking it may ruin her relationship with him.

Witnessing breaches of academic integrity are difficult to deal with, especially if they concern someone you are in a close relationship with. Although you may be inclined to do nothing, consider your role as a student to create an honest and fair academic environment at the University. If you decide to confront him, make sure that you understand the University’s policies and have sufficient evidence to prove that he was indeed cheating. You can also consider talking to your instructor, who can advise you on what further actions to take.

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