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

Posted by on Jan 17, 2013 in Articles, Union News | Comments Off on A response in defense of Union’s honor code : Concordy

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

Posted by on Jan 6, 2013 in Articles, News and Events | Comments Off on As Historian’s Fame Grows, So Do Questions on Methods : New York Times

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 | Comments Off on Ambrose Problems Date Back To Ph.D. Thesis : Forbes.com

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 | Comments Off on How I Caused That Story : TIME

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 | Comments Off on A Historian and Her Sources : The Weekly Standard

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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Copyright : Open University

Posted by on Jan 6, 2013 in Articles, News and Events | Comments Off on Copyright : Open University

One person’s inspiration is another’s plagiarism. Richard Posner guides us through the world of copyright. By: Richard A. Posner (Guest, External Institutions, University of Chicago Law School), Dr David Edmonds (Guest), Nigel Warburton (The Open University, Faculty of Arts, Philosophy Department) Duration: 15 mins Published on: Monday 28th January 2008 Aged seventeen Kaavya Viswanathan signed a two-year book contract with the publisher Little Brown. The publisher agreed an advance of $500,000 and she sold the movie rights. By the time the first book, How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild, and...

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