Professor Plagiarizes

1 decade 8 months 2 days ago Monday, November 12 2007 Nov 12, 2007 Monday, November 12, 2007 9:36:33 AM CST November 12, 2007 in News
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COLUMBIA (AP) - A University of Missouri-Columbia journalism professor will no longer write a weekly newspaper column after admitting to plagiarizing material from a student reporter. Professor John Merrill also wrote a Sunday column for the Columbia Missourian, a community newspaper affiliated with the school. But his November 4th column about Missouri's women's and gender studies program used three quotes and other phrases taken from an October 5th article in The Maneater, an independent student newspaper. Missourian Executive Editor Tom Warhover disclosed the plagiarism in his own column yesterday. A review of Merrill's earlier work by Missourian editors found five more columns in which at least one quote had been taken from other publications without attribution. In a letter to Missourian editors, Merrill apologized for what he called "unintentional plagiarism."

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