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2008-07-23 09:00:59

By Walter Williams "Hard Times at Douglass High," is an HBO documentary that aired in June. It captured much of the 2004-05 school year at Baltimore's predominantly black Frederick Douglass High School. The tragedy is that what is seen in the documentary is typical of most predominantly black urban schools. Douglass' students are four to five years below grade level. Most of its ninth-graders read at the third-, fourth- or fifth-grade levels. In 2006, only 24 percent of its students tested...

2007-03-30 06:00:22

By Rachel Hoag COLUMBUS -- Ohio University revoked the master's degree of a former mechanical engineering student accused of using others' work in a thesis, the most severe action yet in the school's review of dozens of research papers in a plagiarism probe. The university, which announced Wednesday it stripped the degree, started reviewing papers required for advanced engineering degrees last year after a graduate student reported to administrators that he found copied passages in...

2007-03-28 21:00:22

By RACHEL HOAG COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio University revoked the master's degree of a mechanical engineering student accused of using others' work in a thesis, the most severe action yet in a review of dozens of research papers, the school said Wednesday. The university would not identify the student or give details about the questioned portions of the thesis, citing academic privacy laws. The student appealed after being notified of the university's plan in February, but Provost Kathy...


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  • A unit of saved energy.
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