Plagiarism review recommends faculty dismissals , by…:
There can never be a time or reason at an academic institution, such as our Ohio University, when plagiarism can be justified. Equally, there can not be any tolerance of the individuals who participate in this serious misconduct.
it looks like ohio is having some issues. i’d like to bring up the point though that ‘novelty’ is not the issue. theses and dissertations, properly done, will not be really novel, they will contribute. the problem is when the rest of the contributions that went into the thesis and dissertation are not attributed to their sources.