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I have a problem. A fellow grad student copies my work by changing both the focus of her study and her course material to match mine, and then gets praised by the Chair for her hard work? The other faculty in our area are aware of the problem, but won't bring it up with the Chair. What can I do?

--Copycat Colleague

Dear Copycat Colleague,

This can be a truly difficult situation, especially if this fellow student is a friend. Your plan of action will depend primarily on your goals for the situation. Your objective may be to stop the student’s behavior and ensure that it does not continue in the future. In contrast, your objective might be to let others know that the student has been using your work in order to penalize the student. . .

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