The Columbia professor who made headlines when she found a noose on her office door has plagiarized from students and another professor, the school says. The university’s Teachers College found two dozen instances in which Madonna Constantine stole from other's works in articles published under her name. Constantine, who's been given an unspecified punishment, calls the charges “structural racism,” reports the New York Post.
“As one of only two tenured black women full professors at Teachers College, it pains me to conclude that I have been specifically and systematically targeted,” said Constantine. But two students insist that the professor stole material. “It was unbelievable to me to see my own work published by someone else,” said one. The 18-month investigation began before the noose incident.