2011 Winter Issue 6 (February 18, 2011)
In 1937, the then-editor of the Carletonian wrote an opinion piece on the prevalence of cheating at Carleton. This ignited a response from the college and prompted an investigation of the nature of academic dishonesty, hoping to come across a solution. The main conclusion that came out of this exploration was the decision that there needed to be a centralized way of dealing with cheating. Thus, Carleton’s current system was born. For the next few weeks, we will be exploring academic dishonesty at Carleton. The purpose of this feature is to engage the community in a dialogue about the issue and allow people to voice their opinions. Read other articles in this feature:
In celebration of the 40th year anniversary of the legendary computer game “Oregon Trail,” the creator and Carleton alumnus Don Rawitsch ’72, appeared on National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered” show hosted by Guy Raz January 29. The game, started in 1971 on at teletype machine, has now expanded to the Iphone and is set to launch on Facebook.
Former Carleton professor Ian Barbour, an expert on the relationship between science and religion, returned to the College to speak about the recent movement to promote intelligent design, and whether or not evolutionary theory is compatible with a religious worldview.
World-renowned musicians Zhao Jiazhen and the Ba Da Chui performed traditional Chinese music for a packed crowd in the Concert Hall on Feb 12. The performance featured 10 pieces that ranged from the subtle beauty of the guqin to the bold beats of large wooden drums.
Jeff Blodgett, the founding director of Wellstone Action, a national center for training and leadership development, recalled his own experience of studying with Paul Wellstone at Carleton College during the early 1980s. Blodgett described the model of leadership and change embodied by Wellstone, noting that it certainly made him a distinctive force in leadership development.
The Carleton College Players will present the world premiere of playwright Naomi Iizuka’s “The Last Firefly” on Fridays and Saturdays, Feb. 18, 19, 25 and 26 at 7:30 p.m. in Arena Theater.
On Thursday Feb. 10, Professor Maureen Jackson gave a presentation, titled “Dervishes and Cantors: Muslim-Jewish Musical Encounters, Empire to Nation,” that focused on the forging of cultural bonds between the Jews and the Muslims from the time of the Ottoman Empire to modern-day Turkey.
On Feb. 8, Assistant Professor of Linguistics at University of Southern California Ania Lubowicz spoke on Polish phonology as part of the Carleton’s Linguistics Colloquium series. Lubowicz will be a Visiting Assistant Professor of Linguistics at Carleton this spring, teaching Topics in Phonology.
For the next few weeks, we will be exploring academic dishonesty at Carleton. The purpose of this feature is to engage the community in a dialogue about the issue and allow people to voice their opinions. We welcome submissions of any kind on the subject, and we challenge the Carleton community to push ourselves to talk.
The Carleton Mission Statement and Statement on Diversity speak of academic excellence, mutual respect, a welcoming environment, supporting each other, and being active learners, among other things. How are we as community members meeting these expectations?
Integrity is a core value for all academic institutions. Whatever other educational goals we embrace, whatever intellectual skills we teach, however successful we may be in preparing students for careers, we will have failed in our mission if we do not impart a commitment to honesty.