Columbia Prof: They Ripped Me Off
I blogged yesterday about a Columbia University prof found to have plagiarized two students and a fellow professor a total of two dozen times, publishing the pilfered content in academic journals. Candace pointed out that the intellectual-property thief hadn’t been fired for this gravest of professional sins.
The Chronicle of Higher Education has the prof’s side: “It was they who stole her work.”
Nothing is impossible, of course, but I would like to point out what each side wants you to believe:
- One person, a plagiarist, stole from three others; or
- Three people, all plagiarists, stole, by coincidence, from the same person. A Manhattan law firm, hired by the employer of the person who was actually stolen from, investigated and determined the opposite.