Saturday, September 01, 2007

More on Poshard plagiarism matter at Southern Illinois University

There's more on the Poshard plagiarism at SIU matter. The Edswardsville Intelligencer notes:

The Daily Egyptian states that Poshard was appointed to the Illinois State Senate two weeks after he completed his dissertation.

The paper cites Poshard as saying he did not intentionally plagiarize.

However he may have accidentally left out citations.

"I could have made a mistake," the paper reports Poshard said. "I'm not saying I didn't."

The paper also states that Poshard said he would need more time before explaining why some pages have nearly identical text to works that are not cited.

"I haven't seen this (dissertation) in 24 years," he said. "I really haven't picked it up and read it."

AP reported:

Glenn Poshard admits he wouldn't be Southern Illinois University's president without his 1984 doctorate.

And a day after his dissertation's authenticity was called into question, he's asked for an internal review that could determine whether he can keep it.

Poshard today rejected claims he may have plagiarized parts of that dissertation. But he also acknowledges "unintended mistakes" in citations in his thesis.

He's asking for the head of the Carbondale school's department where he got it to tell him how to fix it.

It isn't clear how soon the Department of Educational Administration and Higher Education could decide the matter.


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