LSU Gymnast New NIL Deal may cost academic repercussions for students. This past Sunday, LSU gymnast Olivia Dunne posted a TikTok to her seven million followers promoting her new NIL deal, Caktus AI. In the caption, Dunne said, “Caktus AI will provide real resources for you to cite at the end of your essays and paragraphs.”
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Created by Harrison Leonard, Caktus AI is the first-ever educational artificial intelligence tool. It effectively and automatically writes essays, solves math problems, and completes your homework for you. Immediately following the release of Dunne’s TikTok, LSU released a statement warning students of the consequences they may face for promoting their classmate’s new partnership.
“At LSU, our professors and students are empowered to use technology for learning and pursuing the highest standards of academic integrity. However, using AI to produce work that a student represents as one own could result in charge of academic misconduct, as outlined in the Code of Student Conduct.” She said.
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Olivia Paige “Livvy” Dunne is a former USA National team member and current LSU gymnast. Dunne is a junior from Hillsdale, New Jersey. Olivia Dunne started gymnastics at three years old because she wanted to wear a “sparkly pink leotard.” In 2005, she began training at ENA gymnastics would soon become her second home. Dunne was a 2021 WCGA All-American on uneven bars. Her social media and success as an influencer have begun to eclipse that of her athletic career.
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As an SEC athlete and NIL sponsor, Dunne is one of the most influential college athletes. Dunne has over 3 million Instagram followers and 7 million on TikTok. The Inside Edition reports that she makes $2 million a year as a social media influencer. Dunne has profited the most money in NIL deals as a collegiate athlete. She is the No. 6 earner with an On3 valuation of $3.3 million.