Ohio State University has revoked the doctoral degree of a 2006 anthropology graduate for plagiarizing significant portions of her dissertation, illustrating what has become a growing problem on college campuses, reports the Columbus Dispatch. Ohio State's Committee on Academic Misconduct ordered Elisabeth Nixon to return her diploma. It retroactively dismissed her from graduate school without any opportunity to re-enroll and asked campus officials to remove all copies of her dissertation from OSU libraries. The committee found that Nixon copied the work of a UCLA graduate, who is now a Bowling Green State University professor. Nixon appealed the decision to Provost...
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