Conference News Stories

 VMI Conference on Cheating the Birth of a Movement 

March 5, 2012 – Dr. Eric M. Anderman and Dr. David Callahan opened VMI’s Leadership Conference, “Cheating, Lying and Honor in America’s High Schools, Colleges and Universities,” with a discussion of who cheats and why.

Doing the Right Thing When No One Is Looking  

March 5, 2012 – The entire VMI Corps of Cadets, and about 500 participants from colleges and high schools around the nation, gathered in Cameron Hall to hear Louis J. Freeh speak on the nature of cheating and dishonesty in America.

Educators, Students Share Cheating Stories  

March 5, 2012 - Registrants at VMI’s Leadership Conference had the opportunity to share stories during this afternoon’s first session. 

Conference Concept Originates with VMI Cadets 

March 5, 2012 - The topic for this year’s Leadership Conference was put forward by cadets from VMI’s Honor Court who wanted to make a difference in how students in America’s colleges and high schools perceived the concepts of cheating and integrity.  

Identifying Deception Society’s Responsibility 

March 6, 2012 - Pamela Meyer, author of Liespotting: Proven Techniques to Detect Deception, concluded the first day of VMI’s Leadership Conference by describing how falsehoods can be detected through attention to verbal cues, body language, and attitudes indicative of dishonesty. 



Endemic Lying and Cheating Lead to ‘Jungle’ Law 

March 6, 2012 - They’re rich. They’re famous. And they lie.

For Honor to Work, You’ve Got to Have Buy-In 

March 6, 2012 - Dr. Eric Anderman, professor of education psychology at the Ohio State University, compared cheating to placing a vote: it’s a deliberate choice that individuals make that cannot be revoked. 

Raise a Ruckus. Start a Movement 

March 6, 2012 - “The front line is here, at schools,” Dr. David Callahan told VMI’s Leadership Conference during one of today’s afternoon sessions. “Turn up the heat.” 

Medal of Honor Recipient: Do the Hard Right 

March 7, 2012 - VMI’s Leadership Conference closed late yesterday afternoon with perhaps the most entertaining talk of all, given by a man who has both led and followed with integrity and under fire.