Campus News

Ohio U. revokes master’s degree

Ohio University has taken a strong stance against plagiarism by revoking a master’s degree from a student accused of copying parts of his thesis, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Since 2005, the university has been investigating claims of plagiarism from the past 20 years at the Russ College of Engineering and Technology. Out of 55 suspicious theses, 16 have been recommended for rewrites, five have been cleared of suspicion and 16 are still under review.

According to the university, policies have been created to detect plagiarism, and student and faculty honor councils have been formed.