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AlDaja

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#1 11 years ago
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Caught cheatin' ... on ethics test

BY JIMMY VIELKIND and LEO STANDORA DAILY NEWS WRITERS Columbia University officials are lowering the boom on some graduate journalism students suspected of cheating on, of all things, an ethics exam. The J-schoolers' alleged lapse on the final was reported yesterday by Radar Online. The exam in question consisted of two essay questions to be completed in 90 minutes any time during a 36-hour period. Students who took the test early were instructed to avoid discussing the questions with those planning to take it later, but the warning was ignored. One honorable young scholar got wind of what happened and blew the whistle, sources said. Vice Dean David Klatell told students in an e-mail that there had been a "serious problem" with the final and ordered them to attend a special session of the class "Critical Issues in Journalism" today - or fail. The order applies only to the Friday morning section. The evening section is exempt. It was unclear how many students could be affected. The course, which includes such issues as "Why be Ethical?" and "Tribal Loyalty vs. Journalistic Obligation," is taught by New York Times columnist Samuel G. Freedman, who could not be reached yesterday. One source said of the special session, "It's an 'Out yourself or you'll all have to suffer' situation." A Columbia spokesman confirmed Klatell had fired off the e-mail, but did not release details about the "problem."

With Rachel Monahan

Originally published on December 1, 2006 - New York Daily News

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#2 11 years ago

heheh some people like the easy way out of an essay...


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#3 11 years ago
AlDaja;3404121
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Caught cheatin' ... on ethics test

BY JIMMY VIELKIND and LEO STANDORA DAILY NEWS WRITERS Columbia University officials are lowering the boom on some graduate journalism students suspected of cheating on, of all things, an ethics exam. The J-schoolers' alleged lapse on the final was reported yesterday by Radar Online. The exam in question consisted of two essay questions to be completed in 90 minutes any time during a 36-hour period. Students who took the test early were instructed to avoid discussing the questions with those planning to take it later, but the warning was ignored. One honorable young scholar got wind of what happened and blew the whistle, sources said. Vice Dean David Klatell told students in an e-mail that there had been a "serious problem" with the final and ordered them to attend a special session of the class "Critical Issues in Journalism" today - or fail. The order applies only to the Friday morning section. The evening section is exempt. It was unclear how many students could be affected. The course, which includes such issues as "Why be Ethical?" and "Tribal Loyalty vs. Journalistic Obligation," is taught by New York Times columnist Samuel G. Freedman, who could not be reached yesterday. One source said of the special session, "It's an 'Out yourself or you'll all have to suffer' situation." A Columbia spokesman confirmed Klatell had fired off the e-mail, but did not release details about the "problem."

With Rachel Monahan

Originally published on December 1, 2006 - New York Daily News

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Next time be a bit more creative about your thoughts though. Humor me next time. :cort: is just not good enough..




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#4 11 years ago
Kođ»sakoff;3404153Next time be a bit more creative about your thoughts though. Humor me next time. :cort: is just not good enough..

HELLO - It's not something I wrote its a newspaper article.:smack: :lolpoint:




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#5 11 years ago

You could elaborate your own opinion about it instead of just doing a smiley.




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#6 11 years ago
*SW3D3*;3404225You could elaborate your own opinion about it instead of just doing a smiley.

Re: ...And we wonder why journalists can't be ethical, now you know... There you go - my opinion.




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#7 11 years ago

AlDaja, we men of few words always suffer... Cheating cheating cheating... whether it be video games or school.. why the heck would you do it? In real world situations like on the battlefield (FPS games) or in the office (essay writing), cheaters don't have a chance...so why not just do it right or not at all? The only person benefitting from it is them, and only temporarily (i.e. killed, fired, disrespected).... argh :banghead:




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#8 11 years ago

I can't say I'm oblivious as to why people decide to 'cheat'; at least in association with academical tests and the like. Usually it's because there are a lot of things that depend upon a good score, and people are more than willing to do practically anything to ensure their safety. I would, as well, if there hadn't been a risk of getting caught. But, yeah, slow and steady wins the race.




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#9 11 years ago
I can't say I'm oblivious as to why people decide to 'cheat'; at least in association with academical tests and the like. Usually it's because there are a lot of things that depend upon a good score, and people are more than willing to do practically anything to ensure their safety.

There is much truth to what you say, I wonder if those poor folks who were killed when the Challenger exploded in 1984 were products of an engineer or two who cheated on their advanced engineering exams - lets hope not.

I would, as well, if there hadn't been a risk of getting caught. But, yeah, slow and steady wins the race.

In the short time when I taught US History I only came across two students who had cheated. One of them admitted he had, but given the circumstances with this kid, I reduced his grade and made him submit an essay that was due the following day - and he did. The other student copied word for word from the Internet (what an idiot) and then tried to lie about it after an aid of mine brought it to my attention, unfortunatly, I was forced to issue a failing grade and the student had to retake the course.




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#10 11 years ago
AlDaja;3405125There is much truth to what you say, I wonder if those poor folks who were killed when the Challenger exploded in 1984 were products of an engineer or two who cheated on their advanced engineering exams - lets hope not.

I can see your example, but to get into that level, I doubt you could just bluff your way to the top. The thing is, this probably occurs in other situations, just there isn't a spotlight on it. It is a wholey ironic situation though. Journalist writes about cheating journalists on a fuelling principle of being a journalist. I'd like to see someone work out that hole! The fact remains though, they are idiots, but good for the person who did reveal the faux, but the question is then, would it have made a difference, hmm?




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