Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Accused plagiarist UTexas prez announces retirement

InsideHigherEd reported: In her announcement [of retirement on 20 Jan 09], Blandina (Bambi) Cárdenas made no direct reference to the plagiarism allegations. “The pressures of the last several months have seriously taxed my health and well-being and impaired my ability to lead the university with the intensity and focus I believe necessary. It is time for me to move on,” she said..

The plagiarism probe will NOT continue. Much was made of the "anonymous" charges, but the existence of plagiarism can be determined from the evidence, independent of the identity or motivations of the anonymous accuser. Another academic cop-out.

See also


University of Texas-Pan American
University of Massachusetts at Amherst
David Prior


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