A longish and thoughtful post on plagiarism by Andrew Gelman.
I think that much of the game, at least for first-time offenses, is how they are handled. Denial and silly excuses are a bad sign, falling on your sword is a good sign.
Aside: Gelman was here at Michigan a couple of weeks ago and I wanted to go see him but I could not figure out how to do so without spending the entire day at the conference of which his keynote was the highlight, so I did not. Another time.
Who was my favorite student this term?
5 years ago