Columbia Noose Professor Likely to Be Fired for Plagiarism
Alleged plagiarism outed in Columbia University professor's case--but are there racial overtones? After Madonna Constantine claimed she found a noose hanging on her office door, some have said she manufactured the incident to protect herself from ongoing investigations.
This case is certain to create a firestorm of controversy. At the same time, it also makes it clear: plagiarism is still not acceptable.
A black Columbia University professor who made headlines after a noose was found hanging on her door was suspended indefinitely for plagiarism and likely will be fired.
The termination of Madonna Constantine, a psychology professor with a focus in racial issues at Columbia’s Teachers College, is effective Dec. 31, 2008, pending an appeal.
"I can confirm that Madonna Constantine has been terminated subject to a hearing before a faculty committee," Teachers College spokesman Bill Anderson told FOXNews.com.
In a letter sent out Monday, Teachers College President Susan Fuhrman and university Provost Tom James said an investigation found that Constantine was guilty of plagiarism and of trying to cover it up by accusing those whose work she stole of plagiarism.