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Friday, June 26, 2009

Allegations Hit University of Hawaii Former Student Newspaper Editor

From the Chronicle of Higher Education News Blog: a story about problems at the University of Hawaii's student newspaper EIC.

The university has confirmed that from January 2008 to May 2009, the editor, Kris DeRego, made up the names of 21 sources in his articles and quoted eight people identified as students who were not enrolled at the time the articles were published.

While most of the articles listed on the correction page describe minor campus-life issues, one story — about the university’s presidential finalists — includes “candid” quotes from nonstudents about what officials were looking for in a president, Pacific Business News reported.

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