Friday, October 03, 2014

Syracuse grad resigns over plagiarism matter

A writer covering FSU sports has resigned because of a plagiarism issue:

Natalie Pierre, who earned her master's degree from Syracuse University, has resigned
from her position as Florida State beat writer for the Tallahassee Democrat amid allegations of plagiarism.


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One recalls the "big" plagiarism matter for Joe Biden occurred at Syracuse Law School.

From a 2008 IPBiz post:

It began when Cooper and Biden were first-year law students at SU, after Biden married college sweetheart Neilia Hunter of Auburn, now deceased. In a course on legal writing, Biden and Cooper were asked to critique papers they had anonymously swapped.

“In critiquing Joe’s, I found five or six pages out of a law journal without citation,” Cooper said Sunday. “I told Joe about it, but he said he didn’t think there was a problem. I told him I thought I had to bring it up to the professor.”

Cooper, 63, said the university took action, indicating he believed that Biden had to repeat the course.

The violation might have been inadvertent, Cooper says now, but it especially became an issue in 1987 when the aspiring presidential candidate was also accused of lifting passages from British politician Neil Kinnock’s speeches, without attribution, for his own.

“My opinion was that he probably knew what he was doing,” Cooper says now of the SU incident.


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