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Connections: How to tell when someone has plagiarized

Can we talk about plagiarism for a moment? It cost Monica Crowley her job in the Trump administration, and this week, Slate online published a piecedetailing the many ways the Trump administration has copied, borrowed, or outright lifted from other sources.

Foreign policy writer and professor Dan Drezner says there is a danger that students are going to think that plagiarism doesn't matter anymore. We talk about why it does -- and how teachers and professors are getting better at sniffing it out. Our guests:

  • Dr. M. Elizabeth Thorpe, assistant professor of communications at the College at Brockport
  • Dr. Beth Jörgensen, professor of Spanish and chair of the Board on Academic Honesty at the University of Rochester
  • Dr. Rachel Remmel, academic honesty liaison and instructional development specialist in the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at the University of Rochester
Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
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