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A response in defense of Union’s honor code : Concordy

Posted by on Jan 17, 2013 in Articles, Union News | 0 comments

A response in defense of Union’s honor code By Robert Baker in Opinions | January 17, 2013 “Our school does not have a real honor system. So why have it at all?” Bryan Grover ‘14 asked this arresting question in a column from the Oct. 18 issue of the Concordiensis. As chair of the committee that initiated Union’s honor code let me express my appreciation to Mr. Grover for raising this question, and also for voicing his objection to writing the honor code statement (“I affirm that I have carried out my academic endeavors with full academic honesty”) on exams. Grover remarks, “This statement...

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I affirm that I wrote this article with full academic honesty : Concordy

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I affirm that I wrote this article with full academic honesty By Bryan Grover in Opinions | October 18, 2012 Even though it’s week seven, the other day in class was the first time that I was told to sign my name and write the statement “I affirm that I have carried out my academic endeavors with full academic honesty.” This was my first time writing the statement because all of the other tests I’ve taken so far this term had been administered by tenured professors who didn’t buy into this questionable honor system that Union has adopted. via I affirm that I wrote this article with full...

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As Historian’s Fame Grows, So Do Questions on Methods : New York Times

Posted by on Jan 6, 2013 in Articles, News and Events | 0 comments

As Historian’s Fame Grows, So Do Questions on Methods By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK Published: January 11, 2002 For most of his career, the historian Stephen E. Ambrose was best known for his exhaustive multivolume biographies of Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard M. Nixon. He was respected in his field but seldom read by the general public until 1994, when he published ”D-Day,” a sentimental tale about rank-and-file soldiers. ”D-Day” became a best seller and changed Mr. Ambrose’s life. To manage his soaring income, Mr. Ambrose incorporated into what is now called...

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Ambrose Problems Date Back To Ph.D. Thesis : Forbes.com

Posted by on Jan 6, 2013 in Articles, News and Events | 0 comments

Ambrose Problems Date Back To Ph.D. Thesis Mark Lewis, 05.10.02, 3:00 PM ET Embattled historian Stephen Ambrose has issued a revised edition of The Wild Blue that purports to give credit where credit is due. He admits to copying “some phrases” and “a few sentences” in some of his books, but he denies that this practice amounts to plagiarism, and rejects the notion that attribution problems are endemic to his entire body of work. Ambrose’s apologia is unlikely to end the debate. It now appears that the problems in Wild Blue reflect a pattern that can be traced...

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How I Caused That Story : TIME

Posted by on Jan 6, 2013 in Articles, News and Events | 0 comments

Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002 How I Caused That Story By Doris Kearns Goodwin I am a historian. with the exception of being a wife and mother, it is who I am. And there is nothing I take more seriously. In recent days, questions have been raised about how historians go about crediting their sources, and I have been caught up in the swirl. Ironically, the more intensive and far-reaching a historian’s research, the greater the difficulty of citation. As the mountain of material grows, so does the possibility of error. via How I Caused That Story — Printout —...

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A Historian and Her Sources : The Weekly Standard

Posted by on Jan 6, 2013 in Articles, News and Events | 0 comments

A Historian and Her Sources From the January 28, 2002 issue: Doris Kearns Goodwin’s borrowed material. Bo Crader January 18, 2002 5:10 PM IN 1993 HISTORIAN Doris Kearns Goodwin complained that Joe McGinniss had borrowed extensively for his “The Last Brother” from her 1987 book “The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys.” “He just uses it flat out, without saying that it came from my work,” Goodwin told the Boston Globe. “You expect that another writer would acknowledge that,” Goodwin continued. “It’s inexplicable why it wasn’t...

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