http://www.columbusdispatch.com/dispatch/content/local_news/stories/2007/03/28/revoke.html Ohio U. revokes degree of student accused of plagiarism Wednesday, March 28, 2007 11:04 AM By Kathy Lynn Gray THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH Ohio University has revoked the master's degree of a former engineering student accused of plagiarism. The former student, whose name the university won't release, was part of a probe into plagiarism among mechanical-engineering students stretching back to 1980. The revocation is the first in the investigation but may not be the last. At least 38 remain in various states of review by university committees. Of the original 55 cases studied, 12 students have been told to rewrite their papers and five have been told their papers are OK. Sixteen more cases will have hearings or reviews this spring. The status of the remaining 21 is unclear. The investigation began in 2005 after a graduate student pointed out numerous cases of what appeared to be plagiarism in mechanical-engineering theses and dissertations at Ohio University. Since then the university has begun scrutinizing theses and dissertations more carefully campus wide.