UD has said it a hundred times: When assembling your writing staff, be willing to pay more for quality people. Matthew Whitaker of Arizona State University has been burned twice:

Professor Whitaker didn’t apologize, but blamed his initial plagiarism on the people he hired to do his research and writing for him.

That was his initial plagiarism. He hasn’t fared any better with his latest crew of writers.

Remember: Diddle me once, shame on you. Diddle me twice, shame on me.

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4 Responses to “Penny wise, pound foolish.”

  1. wayward Says:

    One thing that confuses me is why academics don’t simply give co-authorship to people who’ve made significant contributions. Not only does it give them credit, but it also means that they have some skin in the game.

  2. Kevin Parson Says:

    Isn’t it: Diddle me once, shame on you. Diddle me twice, won’t get diddled again?

  3. Margaret Soltan Says:

    That version works too.

  4. Jack/OH Says:

    There’s a fair chance some opportunistic state and federal legislators are quietly looking at ways of linking plagiarism to outstanding student loan debt and government funding of higher ed.

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