How to quash cheating on campus

More Canadian schools should consider honour codes

I bought an essay for $25 per page

How easy is it to hand in a paper you didn’t write?

Webs Of Deception

Schooling liars

Academic cheaters and plagiarists may not prosper, but they are inventive

HBO’s Girls, the plagiarism debate & free speech at U of T

What students are talking about today (January 14th)

A $120k salary, a cheating professor & Jackasses at UBC

What students are talking about today (January 9th)

The Wente scandal: a satisfactory resolution?

The Globe is giving us no practical indication whatsoever of how seriously it takes plagiarism

What students are talking about today (Sept. 24 edition)

Texas tuition freeze, a stabbing & mandatory women’s studies

Margaret Wente, remix artist?

How the Internet first killed, then crowdsourced fact-checking

Globe and Mail, or Cut and Paste?

In January, the Globe and Mail appointed longtime editor and correspondent Sylvia Stead its first “public editor”. What say we pause right there, before we go any further? The job of “public editor” is one most closely associated with the New York Times, which has had five different people doing the job since it created a post with that title in 2003—soon after the Jayson Blair fabrication scandal. The function of the public editor at the Times, as the title suggests, is to advocate for journalism ethics, fairness, and proper practice on behalf of the paper’s readership, dealing with concerns and challenges as they arise.


Romania’s science minister copies other people’s science, resigns

Ioan Mang, the education and research minister in Romania’s new government, resigned Tuesday after allegations surfaced that at least eight of his academic papers had been lifted, nearly entire, from other sources.

The 10 biggest stories in Canadian higher education

The (surprisingly) most-read stories of 2011


I was a plagiarist

The academy comes down too hard on honest mistakes