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Prof’s Pilfered Speech Cooks Up New Student Dynamic

By Jason Menard,

An allegedly plagiarised speech delivered at a recent University of Alberta banquet had some calling for the dean’s head on a platter. But whether it should ultimately be served up should depend solely on how the school would handle a student who did the same thing.

The key to success when it comes to discipline and fairness is the same key to success for restaurants — consistency. If the university maintains its stance on their dean’s plagiarism, then they have to ensure they have the stomach to deal with future students who serve up the same recipe. Continue reading