Thursday, October 12, 2006

Plagiarism incident at Texas Tech

An article by Justin Dove in the Texas Tech Toreador mentions a plagiarism incident:

On Sept. 25, Chad Greenfield, Tech's student regent, wrote a column that he later admitted was plagiarized. In the little more than two weeks since, mum has been the word from both the SGA and the Tech administration. Spoken like true politicians.

The approach to plagiarism at Texas Tech (education) reminds one of the approach of the American Chemical Society to ethics issues. Dove wrote: The administration's proposal of increasing student awareness of the severity of plagiarism increases the oddity of their lack of response in respect to this semester's most public case.

In the Princeton University plagiarism incident, the punishment was a delay of graduation date. Other universities have meted out more severe punishments.


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