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Columbia University Hospital DEI Chief Is Serial Plagiarist, Complaint Alleges


Columbia University Hospital DEI Chief Is Serial Plagiarist, Complaint Alleges
Alade McKen plagiarized pages of material from Wikipedia
Aaron Sibarium   
February 29, 2024
Free Beacon

--- Quote ---The chief diversity, equity, and inclusion officer of Columbia University's medical school, Alade McKen, plagiarized extensively in his doctoral dissertation, lifting entire pages of material, without attribution, from sources that include Wikipedia, according to a complaint submitted to the university on Wednesday.

The allegations implicate approximately a fifth of McKen's 163-page dissertation, "'UBUNTU' I am because we are: A case study examining the experiences of an African-centered Rites of Passage program within a community-based organization," submitted to Iowa State University's School of Education in 2021. More than two of those pages are a near-verbatim facsimile of Wikipedia's entry on "Afrocentric education," which is not cited anywhere in the dissertation.

Other pages lift paragraphs from well-known African scholars, including the University of Rwanda's Chika Ezeanya-Esiobu, while making small tweaks to their prose, such as reordering certain clauses or changing a "were" to a "was." ...
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This $#!t is what passes for scholarship.  **nononono*

Ivy League DEI plagiarists are likely the tip of a vast pyramid of con artists
By Post Editorial Board   
March 1, 2024
--- Quote ---Yet another Ivy League chief for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion stands exposed as an apparent plagiarist — further suggesting DEI is more of a racket than anything else.  ...

[numerous recent instances of plagiarism recounted] ...

And these scandals are hitting the Ivies, which presumably find the best: lmagine how low other universities have sunk as they hired thousands of DEI bureaucrats over the last decade.

Let alone the public-school systems rushing to adopt DEI as states like New Jersey mandate it.  ...
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