Madonna Constantine, Plagiarist Professor, Loses Lawsuit

Ashley Thorne

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  • March 25, 2010

Madonna Constantine has lost her lawsuit against Columbia, reports the Washington Monthly. The University had investigated the Teachers College professor and found her guilty of plagiarism on multiple counts. During the investigation, a noose was found hanging on Constantine's office door. She immediately launched a campaign against the University calling the plagiarism charges (coinciding with the noose appearance) "a conspiracy and witch-hunt," and said she had "been specifically and systematically targeted" as a black woman. Constantine sued the University after Columbia fired her for plagiarism. NAS has written about Constantine in "The Copyist: The Plagiarist and the Noose," "No Fire Escape for the Copyist," and "Noose Professor Cites NAS in Lawsuit."

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