Student sues university following charges of plagiarism
This in via the NCTE Inbox today:
"TAMPA - A University of Tampa student is suing the university and a professor, saying they slandered her by accusing her of plagiarism and calling a panel that supported the charge 'a kangaroo court.'"
Other than the fact that a school plagiarism charge may be settled in court--apparently this is the first time--a couple of other interesting items:
1) The student claims to have included the sources allegedly plagiarized in the bibliography. Maybe this will stimulate conversation about the differences between plagiarism and poor attribution and make the plagiarism police a little more hesitant to trounce on students who do the latter.
2) I doubt we'll see this case mentioned in any Turnitin testimonials. The paper was originally submitted to Turnitin.com which found no evidence of plagiarism.