College Bans Wikipedia

A His­to­ry Depart­ment Bans Cit­ing Wikipedia as a Research Source

“…the Mid­dle­bury his­to­ry depart­ment noti­fied its stu­dents this month that Wikipedia could not be cit­ed in papers or exams, and that stu­dents could not “point to Wikipedia or any sim­i­lar source that may appear in the future to escape the con­se­quences of errors.

With the move, Mid­dle­bury, in Ver­mont, jumped into a grow­ing debate with­in jour­nal­ism, the law and acad­e­mia over what respect, if any, to give Wikipedia arti­cles, writ­ten by hun­dreds of vol­un­teers and sub­ject to mis­takes and some­times delib­er­ate false­hoods.“

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