Friday, March 20, 2015

A Reminder About the Dangers of Plagiarism

In 2014, the U.S. Army War College revoked the master's degree previously given to U.S. Senator John E. Walsh after investigating allegations that large amounts of his 14-page thesis had been plagiarized.  After the allegations of plagiarism became public last year, Senator Walsh of Montana dropped his campaign for election to the Senate. (He had been appointed to fill out the remainder of an unfinished term.)  See Jonathan Martin, Plagiarism Costs Degree for Senator John Walsh, N.Y. Times, Oct. 10, 2014; Academic Integrity: U.S. Army War College Revokes Senator's Degree Over Plagiarism, Chronicle of Higher Education, Oct. 24, 2014, at A18. And yes, we put citations in this post because we didn't want to be accused of plagiarism!


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