Interesting story in the New York Times today about a handful of students at Baruch College who created a computer script to repeatedly check availability for a much-in-demand course they wanted to register for. Here’s some questions to respond to:
- Is it fair to punish the students if the college makes it so hard to get into certain courses that some will engage in technology tricks to work around the system?
- If you think they should be punished, what is a reasonable punishment? How would punishment for that differ for a student who hacked into the email system and accessed people’s email accounts?
Kaminer, Ariel. “Tech-Savvy Baruch College Students Seek an Edge in Registration, and Find Trouble.” New York Times 5 Feb. 2013: A19(L). Academic OneFile. Web. 5 Feb. 2013.