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Fri Sep 15, 2017, 03:08 PM

Former Sheriff David Clarke must revise thesis or risk losing degree

(CNN)Former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke must revise his master's thesis or risk losing his degree in security studies from the Naval Postgraduate School, according to documents CNN's KFile obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request.

The school arrived at its decision after a lengthy investigation triggered by a May CNN KFile report. The story revealed that Clarke's 2013 thesis, entitled "Making U.S. security and privacy rights compatible," contained language lifted from numerous sources, including multiple ACLU reports, the 9/11 Commission Report, The Washington Post, former President George W. Bush's book "Decision Points" and others. In all the instances KFile found, Clarke credited sources with a footnote but did not indicate with quotation marks that he was using the language verbatim.

Prior to the May story, Clarke said that he would be joining President Donald Trump's administration as assistant secretary in the Department of Homeland Security. In June, DHS announced that Clarke was no longer under consideration for the position. In August, he resigned his position as sheriff and announced the following week that he would join the pro-Trump super PAC America First Action.
The Naval Postgraduate School's dean of students, Cdr. Paul Rasmussen, wrote in a July letter to Clarke obtained by KFile that he concurred with a finding of an "Honor Code Board" that the thesis was "in violation" of the school's honor code. The dean wrote that he further determined that Clarke's "violation was not a result of any intentional deception or misappropriation efforts." The letter informed Clarke that he had until October 23 -- 100 days -- to submit a revised thesis or NPS would "initiate degree revocation." Clarke did not respond to a request for comment on the school's decision.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/15/politics/kfile-david-clarke-thesis-update/index.html

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HAB911 Sep 2017 OP
oasis Sep 2017 #1
LisaM Sep 2017 #2
haele Sep 2017 #3
underpants Sep 2017 #4
HAB911 Sep 2017 #5
TheBlackAdder Sep 2017 #6
H2O Man Sep 2017 #7
marybourg Sep 2017 #8
Hong Kong Cavalier Sep 2017 #9

Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 03:17 PM

1. "In violation" of the school's honor code.

The dummy has to get someone to do his homework and get it in by Oct. 23.

Good luck

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Fri Sep 15, 2017, 03:17 PM

2. You know, if I'd had the opportunity to go to graduate school and write a thesis....

I would have enjoyed sinking my teeth into it and trying to put forth ideas that were as original as possible.

I absolutely do NOT UNDERSTAND plagiarism. But some people are after degrees, not education.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 03:24 PM

3. First thing I learned when going back to college is "ALWAYS be clear what is attributed!"

So many of my classmates got failing papers because they didn't know how to properly mark quotes and citations.
(That's why I always had my husband - the English Major - look over my papers for editing before I submitted them)

And the Navy Post-Graduate School is a properly accredited University in the WASC that "offers research fellowship opportunities at the postdoctoral level through the National Academies' National Research Council research associateship program" (Wikipedia, 2017)

NPS isn't a 'Fly by night, anything goes as long as you show the professor you know your stuff' technical tutoring/certification type of organization that any bozo with enough brains to stay awake can pass, so it surprises me that he didn't have to fix his thesis at the time, even if he was in a Distance Learning class. I guess the review board initially let him slide because while he didn't mark his quotes properly, he at least attributed his quotes in the footnotes and it technically wasn't plagiarism, even though it might border on it.

Haele

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 03:36 PM

4. Let's see - Melania Gorsuch DeVos Monica Crowley and sort of Don Jr.

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Response to underpants (Reply #4)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 03:41 PM

5. +++++++++++

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 04:06 PM

6. There is some British firm that can scan a thesis paper and tell who exactly wrote it.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 04:07 PM

7. Shocking

that he is as dumb as he appears.

Recommended.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 04:07 PM

8. One can only imagine what theses

will look like when the texting and tweeting generation arrives there.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 04:14 PM

9. I'm...shocked.

So...f'ing...shocked...that he plagiarized his thesis.

So...shocked.

Really.

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