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Day of Dennis Jerz » Today, a Hand-written Letter about a Stack of Books Trumped a Database Lesson

My first contribution to the Day of Digital Humanities was not really what I expected. On this Day of Digital Humanities, I ditched a database lesson in my morning writing course, and instead read a hand-written letter about a stack of books. A couple of weeks ago, a colleague handed me a letter sent from the Fayette State Correctional Institute in LaBelle, Pennsylvania. It was a hand-wrtten request from an…

Washington Post suspends reporter for plagiarism

That reminds me. I have  a couple of academic integrity reports to file. The Washington Post has suspended a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for three months for lifting material from another US newspaper. Sari Horwitz, who won America’s top journalism award with a colleague in 2002, was found to have used “substantial” parts of two articles from the Arizona Republic in her stories without attribution, the newspaper said. via Washington Post…