Friday, February 29, 2008

No President Yet, But...

So no Dartmouth alum has been elected President yet, but we came pretty close today. The AP headline: " White House aide accused of plagiarism." The plagiarized source: The Dartmouth Review.

Oh yeah.

A White House aide accused of plagiarism was chastised Friday and his actions were criticized as unacceptable. Timothy Goeglein, who has worked for President Bush since 2001, was accused of lifting material from a Dartmouth College publication and presenting it as his own work in a column about education for The News-Sentinel in Fort Wayne, Ind.

Goeglein plagiarized professor emeritus Jeffrey Hart. Read the excerpts from both men at the AP story.

The bad news? The aide has likely committed plagiarism on at least two other occassions, yet our government has not yet decided whether or not to fire him. Why does this not surprise me?

The good news? I beat The D, Dartblog, and Super Dartmouth to this story. (Dartlog doesn't count, given the Review connection.)

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