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    Carroll Magazine Spring 2021
    (2021) Carroll College
    FEATURES 9 | A HEART FOR SERVICE & SOCIAL JUSTICE: CARROLL ESTABLISHES MASTER OF SOCIAL WORK Carroll’s newest graduate program serves a community need and fulfills a regional workforce demand while embodying the college’s commitment to the principles of Catholic social teaching. 13 | LESSONS LEARNED: GLEANING INSIGHTS FROM THE 2020 ELECTION CYCLE Immersive, experiential learning often provides the best instructional opportunities. Carroll’s political science faculty used the fall 2020 election cycle as an opportune time to teach about the nuances of electoral politics. DEPARTMENTS 1 | President’s Message 3 | Around Campus 8 | Athletics
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    Generative A.I. in Fall 2023 - Faculty Resource Guide
    (2023-10-16) Martin, Rachel; Honchell, Amy
    ChatGPT was released on November 30, 2022, and gained over 100 million users within its first two months. Even though this technology has existed for less than a year, it is not hyperbole to say that it is completely transforming many aspects of life, including education. At Carroll College you have the autonomy to choose how students may use AI in your classes. Approaches from Carroll Faculty have ranged from “no” to “sometimes” to “yes.” We anticipate a shift toward greater use of AI in light of the fact that, “it is becoming increasingly clear that there isn’t going to be a way to design take-home assessments that are AI-proof.
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    The Resistance Will Be Heard: Charly García's Way of Singing an Opinion
    (2023-10-05) Daley, Clare; Restrepo-Mesa, Sergio; Hallows, Ryan; Restrepo-Mesa, Sergio
    The study of music can also be the study of history or revolution. A look at the representation of women in the work of Argentinian musician Charly García illuminates the attitude of Argentina’s citizens under a misogynist government from 1976-1983. With this in mind, what are the lessons woven into García’s lyrics, and how can they continue to influence people after so many decades? In this essay I will illustrate how García’s songs, in a time of oppression for many, were acts of resistance against an unjust and dangerous totalitarian government. In addition to this, I will demonstrate how García, in order to protect himself from the persecution of the dictators, used imagery from well-known stories to talk about issues of life and death.
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    Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
    (2023) Wallis, Caleb; Graham, Loren; Johnson, Jeremy; Morris, Jeffrey
    Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is a 14th century chivalric romance poem written in Middle English with a combination of alliterative and rhyming meter. Despite the poem’s popularity in recent media, this is all of what we know about The Green Knight’s history. When it comes to other popular mythological pieces such as The Odyssey, a title of distinct authorship gives these poems a defined time and style, which in turn leads to a figure of authority over the poem itself. Even many poems without an author, such as Beowulf, still manage to retain such a figure through their continued use in academic and popular spaces, as seen in the prominence of translators such as Chickering and Heaney. The Green Knight, however, not only has an absent author, but also any major figure of authority. No one owns The Green Knight in the way Homer owns the Odyssey, nor is anyone The Green Knight’s academic standard in the way Chickering’s translation is for Beowulf. This creates an immediate draw for any translator seeking to work with medieval source material, as such a lack of authority means that, through the skill and style of a talented translator, The Green Knight can be made one’s own in a way that The Odyssey cannot. In this light, I will be presenting my own translation of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. This translation is in modern prose and seeks to combine both medieval and modern language with the poem’s existing alliterative style.
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    A Headline is Worth a Hundred Words: An Analysis of Syrian Opposition and Government Media
    (2023) Badaruddin, Helen; Jones, Charlotte; Kutufam, Doreen; Street, Alexander
    With about thirteen million displaced Syrians worldwide, the Syrian refugee crisis remains one of our most significant global challenges. In 2015, images of Alan Kurdi, a Kurdish-Syrian two-year-old refugee, lying dead on a beach went viral across the West and dramatically increased the media attention on the Syrian crisis. Despite extensive research on how media in receiving countries, like Canada and Turkey, discuss refugees, there is minimal research on the media representation of Syrian refugees in Syrian media. This study explores headlines from Syrian opposition and government sources and concentrates on how they frame refugees. The data highlighted the power of political alignment as a gatekeeping force as the sources framed refugee stories differently based on their ownership and political-lean. Using refugee headlines as a topic area allowed for an exploration of varying manifestations of nationalism that were shaped by issue-framing. The opposition source was more likely to tie nationalism to the value of the Syrian identity, while the government source was more likely to link it to the value of the Syrian homeland. This research has important implications for understanding how media in sending countries like Syria discusses their own refugees.