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"OTTAWA (Reuters) - A group of Canadian engineering students took the art of cheating to its logical conclusion by plagiarizing an essay on ethics, embarrassed academics said on Wednesday.
Donald Russell, associate dean at Ottawa's Carleton University, said he would be dealing with 31 students who had been caught submitting essays cribbed from the Internet .
"We're disappointed this has happened in the course on ethics," he told CBC television, noting that those involved could be suspended or even expelled.
Some of the (offenses) involve the entire document submitted, so they've taken parts of different Web sites, assembled them into an essay and submitted it as their own work," Russell said.
In one case, a student changed just four words in an essay taken from a Web site, he added. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Ironic and sad.
- Joe (email@example.com)
[This message has been edited by jstrazzere (edited 04-12-2002).]