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Monday, November 10, 2003

USNA Professor Accused of Plagiarism Demoted, Stripped of Tenure 

From The Baltimore Sun:
“A Naval Academy history professor accused of plagiarizing portions of his book on the atomic bomb was punished Tuesday with a demotion, a loss of tenure and a hefty pay cut.

The military college said Tuesday that its five-month inquiry into the book by professor Brian VanDeMark concluded that the numerous phrases similar or identical to those of other authors were a result of "gross carelessness," not deliberate theft.”
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