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Is it Wrong to Use Chat GPT for Homework?

Quote of the Week:

“A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.” –Jackie Robinson

Fact of the Week:

Oliver Reed, perhaps best known for his role as Bill Sikes in the musical Oliver!, died at age 61 from a heart attack after allegedly drinking three bottles of Captain Morgan rum, eight bottles of beer, shots of The Famous Grouse whisky and a bottle of Hennessy Cognac.

Reed was a talented actor who featured in a number of roles in the 1970s and 80s, but was often under scrutiny not for his career, but for his drinking habits. According to Revolution Watch, he “squandered his talent by turning down potentially career-defining roles in The Sting, Jaws and A Clockwork Orange. Reed also infamously lost the role of successor to Sean Connery as James Bond in 1973 because of his drinking and womanising.” He had numerous arrests for public disorder and once vomited “over Steve McQueen on first meeting the actor who wanted to work with him in The Sting (1973).”

After early success in Oliver! (1968), Women in Love (1969), The Devils (1971), and The Three Musketeers (1973), Reed did not feature in another blockbuster until Gladiator in 2000. Many thought this would be the resurgence of his career, but sadly, Reed did not live to see the completion of the film.

He’d promised director Ridley Scott he would not drink, but “worked around his promise… by only drinking on weekends,” Independent reports. On Reed’s final night, a group of Royal Navy cadets arrived to the Irish pub in Malta where Reed patroned and challenged him to a drinking and arm-wrestling competition. It was then he consumed the astronomical amount of alcohol that proved fatal.

Despite his rough roles on film and tawdy persona, Reed was known by friends for his sparkling personality. Michael Winner, a film director, said 'Oliver Reed was one of my closest friends in the world, and we knew each other for 40 years. He was the most wonderful, kind, quiet, sensitive man. He's known as rowdy, but that wasn't the better side of him.”

Independent, The Guardian, and Revolution Watch contributed to this article.

News Update:

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Is it wrong to use Chat GPT to complete your homework assignments? According to a recent BestColleges survey of a thousand undergrad and graduate students, a slight majority believe it is.

Forbes reported the results, which showed that 51% of respondents thought using artificial intelligence (AI) tools like ChatGPT to complete assignments and exams was cheating. Twenty percent disagreed while 29% were neutral.

When asked if “AI tools should be prohibited in educational settings,” however, only 38% of respondents disagreed. Students saw the benefits of AI, with 48% agreeing that “it is possible to use AI in an ethical way to help complete my assignments and exams.” Just 21% disagreed.

Forbes reported that, “Among those students who used AI tools to complete assignments or exams, 50% said they used them for only some portion of the work but completed the majority themselves. 30% used AI for the majority of their assignment, and 17% used AI to complete an assignment and turn it in with no edits.”

“Most college students (57%) said they didn’t intend to use or continue using AI to complete assignments or exams. However, 32% said they used it or would continue to use it in the future, while 11% preferred not to answer.”

Perhaps part of the reason that AI is so widely used in the academic setting is because of schools’ failure to properly address the issue. “While 31% of students knew about rules prohibiting AI tools at their schools, over half (54%) reported that their instructors had not openly discussed the use of AI tools like ChatGPT and only 25% said their schools or instructors had specified how to use AI ethically or responsibly,” Forbes reported.

Forbes contributed to this article.

Sports Update:

Via WLRN. Creator: Charlie Riedel | Credit: AP

Keyontae Johnson, the Kansas State basketball star, could have collected $5 million if he never played another minute of collegegiate or pro basketball. Instead, he gambled on himself. Now he’s playing in the Sweet 16 with the high potential to be drafted into the NBA.

Johnson was a member of the Florida Gators basketball program when he collapsed during a game against Florida State in December of 2020. Chest compressions and a defibrillator were administered, and Johnson was put into an induced coma for three days.

For nearly two years Johnson did not play. The Florida Gators doctors did not clear him because he suffered from “athlete’s heart,” or an increase in cardiac mass because of systemic training. At this point, Johnson had the chance to accept a $5 million insurance policy. If he did, he would not be able to play another minute in the NCAA or NBA.

Johnson chose to play.

He continued to recover, transferred to Kansas State where he was eventually cleared, and went on to lead a team with a losing record last year (14-17) to a 25-9 record and a berth in the Sweet 16. Tomorrow at 6:30, the Wildcats face No. 7 seed Michigan State. Even if this proves to be Johnson’s final collegiate game, it will be the cherry on top of a phenomenal and improbable career.

The New York Times contributed to this article.

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