Saturday, July 21, 2007

Walkin' in a Wardo Wonderland

The Daily Camera today has the story of Wart's countercharges against the Churchill investigating committee, and particularly against poor Marjorie McIntosh:
In one of his filings, the embattled professor complains that Marjorie McIntosh, a distinguished professor of history emeritus, systematically plagiarized from sources on at least two dozen occasions.

Churchill has written that the Army distributed disease-infested blankets to the Mandan Indians in 1837, but assistant sociology professor Thomas Brown, of Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, contends the CU professor fabricated his facts.

Churchill points to similarities between a draft complaint filed by Brown and the committee's report, saying that the writings are "conceptually identical." He says other committee members are responsible, too, because they endorsed the report

But Brown, in a telephone interview with the Camera on Friday, said he believes confidentiality rules kept the committee from citing his research.

"I don't think they plagiarized my research at all," he said. "It's clear they made use of it. I gave it to them ... I think the reason they didn't cite it is because they weren't allowed to by the rules."
Try again, Ward.

(via PB)

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