The Executive Committee is considering the following amendments to the White Book. Information about the process for amending the White Book can be found in the "Process for Amending the White Book" section of the White Book. According to the White Book, the Executive Committee may adopt proposed amendments to the White Book by a two-thirds vote of the quorum present in two consecutive votes provided that the votes are at least one week apart.
Addition to Introduction, sub section: The Honor System "The historical record indicates that the Honor System dates back as far as 1844 when faculty minutes indicate the presence of an Honor System, under faculty supervision at the time."
Under III.A, evidentiary discretion before and during closed hearings. a. "The President has authority to deny the admissibility of evidence subject to his/her determination, in consultation with Executive Committee officers, that new evidence is pertinent, legitimate, and consequential to the guilt of innocence of the accused student. This decision is subject to reversal by a majority vote of the Executive Committee."
Remove Section C of the White Book, replace with evidentiary discretion clause for post-hearing actions. a. "The President of the EC retains the power to re-initiate the investigation, and/or reopen the closed hearing, subject to his/her determination that new evidence is pertinent, legitimate, and consequential to the guilt of innocence of the accused student. This decision is subject to reversal by a majority vote of the Executive Committee."