Claudine Gay’s resignation highlights the trouble with regulating academic writing

Gay is not the first head of an academic institution unseated by allegations of plagiarism: Marc Tessier-Lavigne resigned last year as Stanford University’s president after an investigation found that several academic reports he authored contained manipulated data.

Her downfall raises questions about how people in such high-profile positions can find themselves facing such charges in an age when advanced technology so easily enables detection of alleged cases of plagiarism.

Experts additionally say improved technology could bring forth more alleged transgressions yet to be unearthed from past works.

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