Bradley to be keynote speaker at integrity assembly

Sept. 16, 2003 11:55 a.m.

The importance of integrity -- to students in their studies at Princeton and in their lives -- will be underscored during a new event planned for Sunday, Sept. 21. Former Sen. Bill Bradley will be the keynote speaker at the first "Assembly on Integrity," which will begin at 7 p.m. on Cannon Green. In case of bad weather, the assembly will move to Dillon Gymnasium.

The gathering was initiated by students to encourage their peers to rededicate themselves to the principles of honesty and integrity. It is open to all members of the University community. For many years in the past, the University gathered freshmen in the fall for an honor assembly. The students decided to give the old tradition a broader audience by including all students as well as faculty and staff. The students would like the assembly to become an annual event.

"We hope that students will come away from this assembly with a greater sense of why integrity is so important," said Eli Goldsmith, chair of the Undergraduate Honor Committee and president of the senior class. "The Honor Code and academic integrity rules are not put into place to punish students, but to teach them lessons that will carry over into the rest of their lives."

The full story is available in a news release.

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