Saturday, July 30, 2011

Essay on world peace plagiarized -- in 1936

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ran a story on April 14, 1936 about a contest run by radio personality Eddie Cantor for the best essay on how to achieve world peace which was won by an 18 year old who copied an essay by a university president.

The Newark Evening News spotted the plagiarism, which was of Frank Kingdon, President of the University of Newark.

Eighty years later, the Newark Evening News and the University of Newark are gone, and one would likely find a university president plagiarizing someone else.

For example,

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