Elizabeth Field

What Does it Mean to be Original: Caltech’s Stance on Open AI Tools

What Does it Mean to be Original: Caltech’s Stance on Open AI Tools

In the last couple of years, ChatGPT and other AI chatbots have surged into the spotlight as “hot topics” across various domains. From our daily interactions on social media to headline news, these conversational artificial intelligence entities have become prominent features of our lives as well as in the classroom. They’ve found their way into our academic discussions, created questions on our homework assignments, and routinely make appearances in the fine print at the bottom of course syllabi. The question looming over students is: Does ChatGPT present a gateway for academic dishonesty, allowing students to cheat on assignments and compromise their learning? Conversely, could ChatGPT be a revolutionary tool, providing access to a wealth of information to enhance and facilitate learning?
Interhouse Sports in Full Swing with the Conclusion of Interhouse Dodgeball

Interhouse Sports in Full Swing with the Conclusion of Interhouse Dodgeball

This past week marked the conclusion of one of Caltech’s many traditions: interhouse dodgeball. Interhouse sports have been a Caltech tradition for as long as records can show, dating back to at least the 1950s, if not earlier. And, as the first interhouse sport of the year, interhouse dodgeball is an excellent opportunity to integrate the freshly rotated first year students into this long standing interhouse and intrahouse culture, all of which is accomplished by pitting them against each other on the tennis courts.
New Changes in Caltech Athletics and Recreation to Fix Old Problems

New Changes in Caltech Athletics and Recreation to Fix Old Problems

At the start of 2023, students began to hear rumors of major renovations coming to Braun Athletic Center and Scott Brown Gym. We heard that the distribution of gym equipment would be changing, that the athletic training office would be moving, and circulating most of all, that the locker rooms were to see major renovations. For students and members, athletes and otherwise, this was an exciting change. The locker rooms had been outdated for a long time, both in their facilities and the ideas they reflected, and in April 2023, this much needed change began.