NEW LONDON, Conn. -A group of third class cadets is currently under investigation regarding a potential violation of the Academy’s Honor Concept. The case involves alleged unauthorized collaboration on online quizzes. The situation is currently under investigation and no further details are available at this time. "We hold all cadets to the high standard articulated by our Honor Concept," said Dean of Academics, Dr. Kurt Colella. "In situations like this it is the responsibility of Academy leadership to determine whether each accused cadet’s actions are an opportunity for learning, or if their misconduct is serious enough to keep them from serving successfully as Coast Guard officers. We follow a methodical and deliberate process that involves a thorough investigation to identify the facts of the case, and will then determine the most appropriate means of addressing the issue with each cadet involved." Ugh... Knew about this since MAP week. It involves a large number of cadets with varying degrees of culpability. This is an unfortunate incident that will serve as a reminder to constantly evaluate your actions and conduct. On a more positive note, the academy has changed the structure of the course for this spring so that this type of environment for convenient collaboration will not exist. I hope for a speedy and just (perhaps lenient) resolution for all involved.