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Plagiarize, plagiarize, let no one's work evade your eyes

With apologies to Tom Lehrer:

President Steps Down Amid Plagiarism Accusations

The president of Malone University, a small liberal-arts institution in Canton, Ohio, announced his resignation on Monday after concerns surfaced that he had used unattributed materials in some of his speeches.

In a speech Mr. Streit gave while provost at Olivet Nazarene, he described the history of the word "provost" in language that strongly resembles a definition on the University of Iowa's Web page. Mr. Streit said: "Unfortunately, the original definition of the word 'provost' was 'the keeper of the keys of the prison.' The Provost Marshal of the Norman invaders who plundered England in 1066 was infamous for torture and merciless cruelty, and suspected deserters and drunks during the American Revolution were very poorly treated in their respective 'provost prisons.'"

The University of Iowa page states: "Unfortunately, the original definition of the word 'provost' was 'keeper of a prison.' The Provost Marshal of the Norman invaders in 1066 was infamous for torture and merciless cruelty. And suspected deserters and drunks during the American Revolution were very poorly treated in their respective 'provost prisons.'"

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