UNC football player Erik Highsmith used material written by 11-year-olds for a blog for his communications class

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Just when you thought that the UNC football program was beginning to move on from the academic fraud scandal that landed them on probation, here comes a report from the News Observer that there is indeed more fraud to be concerned with.

According to the report, UNC player Erik Highsmith plagiarized articles for a blog that was 30% of his grade in a communications class.

But that’s not the worst of it. Of the two sources that Highsmith plagiarized, one of them was an article on poultry farming written by four 11-year-olds. And yes, you read that correctly.

Here is an excerpt from Highsmith’s blog post:

“Poultry farming is raising of turkeys, ducks, chicken and other fowl for meat or eggs. Poultry farms can be breeding farms where they raise poultry for meat, or layer farms where they produce eggs. The ‘best’ breeds depend on what you want from them. Good egg layers are Rhode Island Reds [brown eggs] and Leghorns [white eggs].”

And here is what the 11-year-olds wrote:

“Poultry farming is raising chickens, turkeys, ducks and other fowl for meat or eggs. Poultry farms can be: 1. Breeding farms where they raise poultry for meat, or 2. Layer farms where they produce eggs.
The ‘best’ breeds depend on what you want from them. Good egg layers are Rhode Island Reds [brown eggs] and Leghorns [white eggs].”

We’re not English professors, but that certainly looks like plagiarism to us.

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