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Explore the debate and science of Plagiarism.

August 1, 2018

Turning a Blind Eye To Academic Dishonesty

Peter Wood

Last week NAS President Peter Wood wrote to University of Houston President Renu Khator asking for a review of a high profile case of plagiarism. 

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September 1, 2015

A Revoked Doctorate for Little Rock School District Former Leader

Ashley Thorne

Indiana Wesleyan University revokes a degree after NAS spotlighted a plagiarized dissertation.

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August 27, 2015

Open Letter to Indiana Wesleyan University

Peter Wood

NAS president Peter Wood calls on Dr. David Wright, president of Indiana Wesleyan University, to investigate allegations of a plagiarized doctoral dissertation issued by the university. 

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August 31, 2011

Mushrooming Syllabi

George Leef

Thomas Bertonneau discusses the reasons why course syllabi have been mushrooming over the years: students are less and less accustomed to academic work, more inclined to complain if things aren't spelled out for them in minute detail, and apt t...

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July 13, 2011

The Persistence of Plagiarism

George Leef

In this week's Pope Center Clarion Call, Professor Thomas Bertonneau writes about plagiarism. In particular, why do students engage in it and why do they think they can get away with it?

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July 11, 2011

Academic Fraud and Plagiarism Scandal at UNC

George Leef

A UNC football star is embroiled in a case involving fraud and plagiarism. My former Pope Center colleague Jon Sanders has the details here. The most disturbing part of this is the "Aw, let's just forget about it" attitude from top officials.

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November 29, 2010

Be Patriotic! Cheat! Spend!

Jonathan Bean

In a recent post, Ashley Thorne discusses "Lessons of a Professional Paper-Writer". Thorne cites a fascinating Chronicle of Higher Education column entitled "The Shadow Scholar: The man who writes your students' papers tells his story." Obvious...

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November 23, 2010

Lessons from a Professional Paper-Writer

Ashley Thorne

Last week the Chronicle of Higher Education published one of the most disturbing articles on higher ed I have ever read. The author, writing under the pseudonym Ed Dante, is a man paid by students to write their papers for them. This rare opport...

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August 20, 2010

Building a 21st Century Syllabus

David Clemens

Professors these days have to cover their backs when writing syllabi, writes David Clemens.

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April 24, 2009

Noose Professor Cites NAS in Lawsuit

Ashley Thorne

Madonna Constantine, the formerly tenured professor who was fired last year for plagiarism, is now filing a lawsuit against Columbia Teachers College. Her claim mentions an NAS article, "The Copyist and the Noose.

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