"Africa of today presents a complex picture," begins one of the passages in McAdoo's paper. "... Its population of about one hundred and sixty million seems enormous, yet, in comparison to the area, it is small. It is computed at fifteen to the square feet. Its races are innumerable; its dialect a vast confusion."That text was published in 1911.
The cited population was dated - today, Africa has roughly one billion people.
The text was traced to Donald Fraser's book "The Future of Africa," : "Africa of to-day presents a complex picture. ...Its population of about one hundred and sixty million seems enormous. Yet, in comparison to the area, it is small and computed at fifteen to the square mile. Its races are innumerable; its dialect a vast confusion."
Hint to plagiarists - don't plagiarize statistics from a source a century old to talk about current facts.
And this was a paper for which he supposedly received "improper assistance" from the team tutor. Was this the level of plagiarism that she assisted him with - copying statistics a century old? Couldn't UNC provide a higher level of cheating assistance?
I think I'll have a new example for my students when I talk about plagiarism this year.