C f,3 )k
THE NATIONAL COLLEGE NEWSPAPER
A U. of Maryland, College Park
teaching assistant was fired for
- Page 2
Nationwide study reve
more freshmen cheati
The editor of the U. of Washington
newspaper faced tough decisions the
day after a murder on campus.
- Page 8
Hip hop is happening
Rap has emerged as a musical and
- Page 14
Grad students at U. of Nevada,
Reno, say they must take second jobs
to supplement their stipends.
- Page 16
Georgia Tech could become the
Olympic Village of the 1996 Olympics.
- Page 23
By Dannie Tilliman
The Daily Athenaeum
West Virginia U.
The number of freshmen who cheat
frequently or occasionally increased 6.2
percent in 1988, according to a nation-
wide poll administered annually since
A poll of 222,296 freshmen at 402 col-
leges and universities revealed 36.6 per-
cent of the students surveyed cheated
while 57.1 percent admitted to copying
another student's work.
Both figures increased since the 1987
poll of 209,627 freshmen that showed
30.4 percent cheated and 52.7 percent
copied another's work.
The surveys were conducted by the
American Council of Education and the
Higher Education Research Institute at
U. of California, Los Angeles.
They have conducted an annual sur-
vey on student cheating since 1966,
when 20.6 percent of students admitted
But cheating at West Virginia U. is not
a serious problem, according to Assistant
Dean for Student Life Thomas Sloane. "I
have no reason to believe cheating is
rampant or pervasive."
A West Virginia business sophomore
ow IV) IqOp i
ov N tq 1172
GRANT CARMICHAEL, THE TARTAN, CA
said in some instances cheating is not
wrong. Heusednotes tohelp him on statis-
tics exams. "I wrote answers on a little
piece of paper and stuck it in my pocket.
"My justification is that in a job situa-
tion, you will have reference manuals and
can look up information. For math and
statistics, formulas are there in a book."
He studies, manages shoe store and fights fires
By Tom Puckett
a The Eastern Progress
Eastern Kentucky U.
Eastern Kentucky U. senior David
Schoengart takes a typical day and turns
it into a marathon.
While most university students are
content to balance classes with a part-
time job, he works his studies around a
manager's job that requires 60 to 70
hours a week. And at any given moment,
Schoengart, 23, is ready to speed off to
provide assistance at life-threatening
accidents or fires.
"I don't understand people who work
eight hours a day, and then complain that
they don't have enough time,"
Schoengart said. "You can do a whole lot
more than you think you can, if you just
LESUE YOUNG, THE EASTERN PROGRESS. EASTERN KENTUCKY U. set your goals and then live by them."
Store manager David Schoengart laces Shayne Biser's shoes as Laurel Miller looks on. See FIREMAN, Page 10
Sloane disagrees. He said
is a clear-cut case of cheatin
to call them crib notes."
"Cheating cuts across cla
Sloane said. "I have known c
very good students have
freshmen, sophomores, junio
graduate students and pro
By Kelly S. Brown
Texas A&M U.
Texas A&M U. students
is a communication gap
some of the university's
born teaching assista
"I'm one of those pea
believes that whether it's
or five students that car
stand or communicate
teacher because of his
whatever, then the stude
Lowry Mays said.