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Borrowing from DFW?

Rachel Monahan's article, Principal at school for writers rips off David Foster Wallace grad speech, over at the New York Daily News explores what happens if you forget to acknowledge your sources:

The principal of a middle school geared toward writers tried to pass off much of a well-known graduation speech as his work, parents and students told the Daily News.
They say Joseph Anderson, who heads the Clinton School for Writers and Artists in Manhattan, recited - without attribution - portions of an address penned by the late writer David Foster at Friday's eighth-grade commencement.

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