Yesterday DSG was invited to attend the Report on the 2011 Survey on Integrity in Undergraduate Life at Duke University.
Here are some key findings:
There is less individual academic dishonesty than in the past (paraphrasing, bibliography fabrication, falsifying lab data).
There is increased dishonesty in collaborative work, attributed to the millennial generation’s “mashup culture.”
There is a gap between perceptions of dishonesty and what students are reporting. Good news, ethical behavior is the norm!
”Millenials live in a mashup culture of blending, posting, and sharing… What divides creativity and innovation from a lack of integrity?” - Noah Pickus, Kenan Institute for Ethics, Sanford School of Public Policy (chair)
Just in case this happens, Duke Student Government Student Legal Services is here for you. DSG makes this program available to all students who are in need of legal advice or counseling or who simply have questions about the law.
The Ultimate #DukeBucketList
Two months til graduation and we have severe FOMO (fear of missing out). Time for a group project! We’re compiling the ultimate #DukeBucketList. Examples include going to the 5 o’clock ringing of the chapel bells, spending a day in the gardens, salsa night at Cuban Revolution, making it to every Disney Sing-a-Long in Griffith, checking out every merchant on the Duke-Durham discount program (shameless plug), cheering for Duke at DUU’s Double Dare, and going to the Durham Farmer’s Market, among others.
We can’t do it without you! Tweet your suggestions to @dukestudentgov with #DukeBucketList or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
And if there’s anything worse than Duke being Duke, it’s Duke being Duke when you can’t even hate them for it.
DSG goes viral, #SpringBreak Edition. Thank you, thank you very much.
Jockular from someecards: http://www.jockular.com/13562/duke-responds-to-unc-loss-with-huge-grammar-win