More than 80 members of the AU community attended a campus ceremony last Wednesday to commemorate the life of El Salvador's Monsignor Oscar Romero. Archbishop Romero, a well-known opponent of violence, was assassinated by the Salvadoran military. During the time, the small Central American country was involved in civil war.
According to a recent study of college students and faculty, 44 percent of students consider "cut-and-paste" plagiarism using the Internet a trivial offense, and 38 percent of students have done it. The study, conducted on 23 U.S. college campuses, was organized by Rutgers University management professor Donald McCabe.
Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) told a congressional committee last week that newer approaches are needed to deal with illegal document production and sale in D.C.'s Adams Morgan neighborhood - a place that some AU students find using fake IDs easy. Norton also expressed concerns about national security risks in the Oct. 1 hearing before the Select Committee on Homeland Security. She said after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, these activities "could become a conduit for people seeking identification documents to enable them to carry out terrorist activities." Norton said identification document fraud affects the whole nation.