Unfortunately, plagiarism happens.
When it does, it's usually only a matter of time until the person responsible
is caught. Usually, such an occurence is no big deal, just another
student who tried to cut some corners. But when a person in power
gets caught, it makes the headlines. Here are a few articles from
the press about such occurences.
Ambrose - This article from the NY Times deals with accusations against
Stephen Ambrose, a professor at the University of New Orleans.
Goodwin - The MSN Slate news site provides this article about Doris
Goodwin, a former teacher at Harvard accused of plagiarism. It also
provides links to samples of her supposed plagiarism, as well as an interview
with the woman she is accused of stealing from.
& Cherici - The Washington Post covered
this story on accusations of plagiarism against Henry Washburn and Peter
Cherici. The story is a convoluted one revolving around the publication
of two books concerning two polar explorers.
- This is the account of two cases of plagiarism detected by referees in
the Euro-Par'95 organizing commitee. Rather than an article, this
is a summary of the events and how they were dealt with.