Rock Chalk Diversity Honcho Resigns Over MLK Day Plagiarism Beef

An academic kerfuffle cause a career setback for a KU administrator.  

The tale is a bit of a tempest in a teapot but in the back stabbing world of academia it's a very big deal. 

Sadly, in the Internets world of copy, paste, retweets, shares & memes . . . The meaning might be lost amongst blatant borrowers & content creators

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D.A. Graham, the interim vice provost for diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging at the University of Kansas, said he did not intentionally plagiarize the text that was sent to all faculty, staff and students of the university under the subject of “2022 MLK Jr. Day of Reflection.”

“It was an oversight on my part,” Graham said after the Journal-World asked him about the origin of the email. “I was trying to hurry up and get the message together.”

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Breaking: Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging resigns following plagiarism incident

In an email Wednesday, D.A. Graham, vice provost for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging, resigned from his position. This comes after the Lawrence Journal-World reported Graham had plagiarized an email sent to students on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. In an email sent to faculty, Provost Barbara Bichelmeyer said that while she appreciated Graham's honesty, plagiarism is never acceptable.

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