Weekend reads: Disgraced surgeon earns prison sentence; politicians and plagiarism; parents who help their kids cheat

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One thought on “Weekend reads: Disgraced surgeon earns prison sentence; politicians and plagiarism; parents who help their kids cheat”

  1. RE: Eastern European politicians plagiarising PHDs etc. I’m having a little trouble following this. Were they caught plagiarising when they submitted their theses? Were they still awarded the degree anyway? Or has someone now gone back and re-read or re-marked the thesis and discovered much of it was plagiarised? What does that say about the quality of the universities who awarded the degrees?

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