(TotalConservative.com) – Claudine Gay will remain as Harvard’s president, despite evidence she’s a repeat offender with a penchant for plagiarism. The evidence is quite clear; Gay lifted “entire paragraphs” from others claiming the content as her original work without attribution or citation.
According to a report by the Washington Free Beacon, Gay plagiarized content from 20 different writers in the four papers she wrote between 1993 and 2017, including her doctoral dissertation.
Regardless, the Harvard Corporation will continue to support her. They acknowledge her hackery, calling it “a few instances of inadequate citation.” In one of those classic examples of how authorities hold those under them to different standards, Harvard warns against “inadequate citation” in its code of honor.
Students are clearly prohibited from submitting work that is not their original content. The policy even warns specifically against improper citation as one of the offenses that could result in the student being expelled from the college.
In the 2020-2021 school year, there were 138 “academic integrity cases” with 99 of them resulting in a finding that there was an “academic dishonesty violation.” Twenty-seven of those students were given the boot from the famous school.
Harvard’s newspaper, the Harvard Crimson, reported that an average of 18 students were ejected from Harvard per year from 2015 forward, for similar offenses.
Gay lifted entire sentences and nearly full paragraphs from other writers, tweaking a word or two. She did this multiple times across all her written work, including her PhD thesis.
The Crimson concluded that Gay had violated Harvard’s plagiarism policies.
Gay has been under fire after testimony before Congress wherein she refused to clearly state that calls for genocide against Jewish people would violate her school’s code of conduct. M.I.T. President Sally Kornbluth and University of Pennsylvania President Liz Magill were also in attendance and similarly faced harsh criticism for their dismal performances. Magill resigned just a few days later, and she wasn’t even caught cheating.
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