University of Arizona places gag order on discussion of promoted professor plagiarist
From within an Arizona Daily Star article on plagiarism by Professor Susannah Dickinson titled UA professor who plagiarized student gets tenure :
“The provost has explicitly prohibited us from discussing with anyone particulars related to the individuals mentioned or implicated in the story, including the media. Including the faculty. Including students.”
Miller also cautioned employees to be “careful about believing what you read,” in the Star — even though the UA has never challenged the accuracy of the newspaper’s reporting on the Dickinson case.
The UA declined to release documents related to the tenure award. In response to a recent public records request, the school provided the Star with a version of Dickinson’s personnel file stripped of any information related to the plagiarism case or the tenure decision.