posted on Feb, 5 2013 @ 08:10 PM
reply to post by Agarta
I think the real question here is who is the anonymous blogger that dug up a 32 year old thesis and found out that it was plagiarized? And why? What
is the purpose behind outing something someone did in 1980?
She insisted she had never "knowingly falsely cited any sources" and promised to respond to the accusations. But the faculty committee
concluded that her work, which dealt with the formation of conscience, included a "substantial number of unaccredited direct quotes from other
She considers plagiarism to be falsely citing sources while the board considers plagiarism to be not citing sources at all. Plagiarism is the theft of
words. It's pretty cut and dry. According to what I read, roughly half of what she "wrote" in her thesis, which was 135 PAGES LONG, were quotes from
outside sources. So what the board is saying is that if she were to have simply cited her sources, that would be OK?
Hell, if that's the case I want to apply for HER job. I'm MORE then qualified by their standards.
SOURCE OF EXTERNAL TEXT
See? C'mon Dusseldorf, I need a job. I can copy and paste like a pro.
Bottom line: They're both in the wrong and they both need a good spanking. She has obviously done a good job in the preceding years since her thesis
and the board needs to take THAT into consideration. Not HOW she began her upward career path. As UmbraSumus pointed out, if everyone who cheated in
college got outed and fired, we would have very few people left in charge. Someone needs to turn the mirror to the board and see how many of THEM are
on the up and up. Everyone does it and everyone just needs to grow the hell up and admit it.
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