The News has learned that Friday’s scene article “Rhythmic Blue will make you stand up and dance” was plagiarized by one of our contributing reporters. The dance review was nearly an identical copy of “Rhythmic Blue designs vibrant, original show,” (4/13/01) a review of a different performance by the same group . In light of this serious breach of journalistic ethics, the News retracts Friday’s article.

After a thorough investigation of previous articles by the reporter, the News also discovered that at least five sentences of a previous story, “Families of police, firefighters to get $11,000” (11/30/01) were not properly attributed to the New Haven Register article “WTC fund-raiser gathers $11,000.” (11/23/01)

As a result of this misconduct, the reporter will not write for the News for the rest of the academic year.