I recently discovered that a faculty here at GradShitTownVille plagarized really quite heavily on a tech report he wrote just a few years ago. I'd actually looked up his tech report on a subject to get a second explanation of a particular topic. Instead, I realized he'd simply copied the first explanation I'd already read. And by "heavily plagarized," I mean that there are whole paragraphs that have been copied, with just a little editing.
Let's say that the topic is...ponies.
"The simple pony barn addresses the general problem of trying to house a pony in a discrete and controlled edifice that is governed by the linear stochastic difference equation..."
"The pony shed addresses the general problem of trying to house a pony in a discrete and controlled edifice that is goverened by the linear stochastic difference equation...."
*Totally* different. I know.
So far, what I've learned about being a "top" professor is that you have to:
1. Befriend graduate students to get your name on a paper for which you did absolutely no work.
2. Write research papers about the research your student has conducted, but without listing the student's name on the paper.
3. Heavily plagarize.
Sadly, I don't think I'm "top" material. These days, the following is looking good as a potential employer.
Still, browing over the thesaurus doesn't give me good verbs for the act of "lowering one's esteem of someone else." Any suggestions?