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NCCU grad copied speech from YouTube


DURHAM (TAMARA GIBBS / WTVD) -- A North Carolina Central University law school graduate faces possible disciplinary action after copying a commencement speech almost word for word from a YouTube video.

Preston Mitchum - NCCU's top law student - delivered this year's commencement speech. Many called it awe-inspiring.

"It was funny. I enjoyed it. I was entertained," said student Jeffrey Wilkins.

But for some, the speech was also vaguely familiar. That's because it was mostly the work of Binghamton University graduate Anthony Corvino who made much the same speech at his graduation last year.


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What's the big deal?

Ted Kennedy ran into some challenges when he had another student attempt to take an exam for him and was caught.

It was reported "Profiles in Courage" was ghost written and published under JFK's name.

Joe Biden ran into similar challenges when it was confirmed he had committed plagarism in using a term paper he had not written. In fact this caused enough uproar, he withdrew from his first attempt to be President.

If he's a Democrat, no big deal.

Legal graduate?

Wouldn't you think a legal grad show know better?

No surprise

We really don't expect much different from a lawyer.