Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Monica Crowley Plagiarized Parts of her Dissertation
Here's a story, complete with highlighted passages (similar to the Turnitin.com reports on my students' papers), that shows how the person nominated by the Trump transition team to be the communications director for the NSC, wrote a Columbia University Ph.D. disssertation that contains numerous passages that meet the definition of plagiarism used by the University itself. See the end of the article for highlighted passages, with their sources. This is a good thing to look at to show students exactly what we mean by "cite all sources" and "put things in your own words," as opposed to just changing a word here and there. We await further news from Columbia.