Over the past several years, usmnews.net has published literally thousands of reports from current and former faculty who share my belief that USM has ineffectively and inefficiently employed far too much of its resources, both in terms of money and people. The purpose of usmnews.net is not to provide a public relations view. That is amply supplied by The University of Southern Mississippi's public relations department.

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"The fun money is private money. At Southern Miss, I've got state dollars and I've got Foundation dollars. It's real easy to tell them apart. I tell people I've got two checkbooks. I've got my booze account and my non-booze account. Out of the state money I'm pretty constrained what in I can do. ... Foundation dollars, that's when I take my money out of my booze account, I can pretty much do anything I want with it." D. Harold Doty, former Dean, College of Business, University of Southern Mississippi, current Dean, University of Texas at Tyler
In August 2011, Martha Saunders smiled as she presented Galaxy Tabs to selected students. Three senior adminstrators were suspended. Two are no longer employees of the University. Saunders subsequently declared herself "tired" and resigned as president. (For more reports re "Tabletgate", click here.)

September 3, 2015

From the Archives How does a Q&A dialogue unfold when an attorney catches a witness lying? Re: Mary Morgan Anderson, Part 3

From the Archives How does a Q&A dialogue unfold when an attorney catches a witness lying? Re: Mary Morgan Anderson, part 2

From the Archives How does a Q&A dialogue unfold when an attorney catches a witness lying? Re: Mary Morgan Anderson, part 1

The main factor that led to the [USM Football] disaster

From the archives Is Alvin Williams an Incompetent Administrator Who Practices Tribal Morality?

From the archives Jackson Embarrasses Self, CoB at AAA Meeting in California

For readers who have requested quicker access to reports about Dr. Saunders' and now Dr. Bennett's airplane, please click here. A good place to start is Cost Per Flight Hour which includes links to the detailed cost and usage data obtained through open records requests.

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Other current research by Chauncey M. DePree, Jr., DBA is available at Amazon.com:

Plagiarism Is Now Ethically Acceptable, AACSB Affirms Copying Other Members' Submission Documents "Without Proper Citation"

Other current research can be downloaded free from SSRN (several projects are Top Ten downloads on SSRN):

"A General Theory to Test Social Reality"

"A Sound Foundation: The FASB Got Its Conceptual Framework Right, The IASB Didn't"

"An Evolution of Form and Content: A Practical Guide to Use of the FASB's Conceptual Framework"


"VIRGINIA TECH DANGER!"

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"VIRGINIA TECH DANGER!" is available at Amazon.
Ethics, Power, and Academic Corruption

By Chauncey M. DePree, Jr., DBA

The Gordon Cannon Doctrine of Plagiarism: Dr. Gordon Cannon, chemistry professor at USM, has surmised a foolproof method of determining whether a document is plagiarized. His method? He asked a few friends: Would you consider copying bureaucratic boilerplate plagiarism? Dr. Cannon did not provide the original or copied documents or any context to his friends. He merely asked, Would you consider copying bureaucratic boilerplate plagiarism? His friends' answered, No.

And indeed there is no plagiarism. None at all. Ever. Dr. Cannon's methodology proves that no document can be plagiarized. Simply ask a few friends without showing them the documents in question or providing any context: "Would you consider copying bureaucratic boilerplate plagiarism?"

With mathematical certainty, their answer will be: "Of course not."

If The Gordon Cannon Doctrine of Plagiarism seems absurd, you ain't seen nothin', yet. Read on.

Click here for reports for July 1, 2015 - July 31, 2015
August 21, 2015 -- Got to see Mike Fiers pitch a no-hitter for the Astros. Nothing like mixing business with a little fun.
August 17, 2015
As students check into dorms to begin the semester, usmnews.net received a request to repeat the letter to the editor below. This request came accompanied by a report that we are going to see some slippery calculations in an effort to make it appear that student enrollment is at least holding steady. Dear usmnews.net, U.S. News & World Report doesn't tell the whole story [of the problems at USM].

August 18, 2015
Fifty Years Southern Miss recently announced its celebration of fifty years of integration. Let's revisit an episode in Southern Miss' racist pass. The incident is not merely embarrassing. It is disgusting and despicable. During the late 1950's, Aubrey K. Lucas was the Director of Admissions at Mississippi Southern College, later named the University of Southern Mississippi, when Mr. Clyde Kennard applied for admission.
August 19, 2015
Fifty Years Later, Part II Slavery Officially Over in Mississippi!! Southern Miss recently announced its celebration of fifty years of integration. Let's revisit Southern Miss' role in Mississippi's racist past. In February 2013, The New York Post's Michael Blaustein reported that 148 years later, slavery officially over in Mississippi. According to the report, "The landmark event happened earlier this month when Mississippi became the final state to officially ratify the amendment, which ended slavery."

August 20, 2015
Fifty Years Later, Part III A Distinguished History? Mr. Aubrey Lucas Was Also Director of Admissions If You've Ever Been The Subject of Injustice, You Wouldn't Forget It. Southern Miss recently announced its celebration of fifty years of integration. Let's revisit an episode in Southern Miss' racist pass. The incident is not merely embarrassing. It is disgusting and despicable. During the late 1950's, Aubrey K. Lucas was the Director of Admissions at Mississippi Southern College, later named the University of Southern Mississippi, when Mr. Clyde Kennard applied for admission.

August 25, 2015
reprinted by request of one of our UWF colleagues Vote of No Confidence Directed at UWF President Judith Bense WearTV in Pennsacola is reporting that on September 12, 2014, the University of West Florida Faculty entered a vote of no confidence against President Judith Bense. According to WearTV, no specific reason was given for the vote. By September 13, 2014, the UWF Board of Trustees called an emergency meeting for Monday, September 15. Although many suspect the meeting is to deal with the issue, the Board of Trustees has not stated that it’s emergency meeting and the vote of no confidence are related.
August 26, 2015
Dear usmnews.net, It appears that the current president at UCF is as incompetent as Saunders. She was forced to give up the day to day operations to Saunders and boost her already inflated salary. If they thought they were in trouble before, just wait. Saunders is now taking credit for all of the faculty activities on the campus.

August 27, 2015
From the archives Jackson Embarrasses Self, CoB at AAA Meeting in California ANAHEIM - The CoB's Interim SAIS Director, Steven Jackson, embarrassed both himself and USM's CoB at the recent American Accounting Association's annual meeting in Anaheim, California. Jackson attended a morning session featuring a presentation by USMNEWS.net's editor, Marc DePree, who also introduced Jackson to the session's moderator.


August 28, 2015
From the archives Is Alvin Williams an Incompetent Administrator Who Practices Tribal Morality? Several visitors to usmnews.net yesterday were interested in Alvin Williams. (See usmnews.net visitors listed below.) Here's my concern about Williams. In his University of South Alabama bio, it states that he has "administrative duties ..." Alvin Williams is a staunch advocate of Tribal Morality. "Morality binds" but it also "blinds."
August 31, 2015
The main factor that led to the [USM Football] disaster

http://www.eaglepost.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=39252

September 1, 2015
From the Archives How does a Q&A dialogue unfold when an attorney catches a witness lying? Re: Mary Morgan Anderson, part 1 Here’s one of many examples from our usmnews.net’s archives of how a Q&A unfolds when an attorney catches a witness lying. The following is the actual sworn testimony of Mary Morgan Anderson, then-untenured assistant professor, School of Accountancy, College of Business, University of Southern Mississippi, taken on June 10, 2008, in the case, DePree v. University of Southern Mississippi. (Q. is DePree’s attorney's question directed to Anderson; A. is Anderson’s
response).
September 2, 2015
From the Archives How does a Q&A dialogue unfold when an attorney catches a witness lying? Re: Mary Morgan Anderson, part 2 Let me modify the title and substance a bit: How does a Q&A dialogue unfold when an attorney catches a witness being or acting just plain dumb? Re: Mary Morgan Anderson #2 Here’s one of many examples from our usmnews.net’s archives of how a Q&A unfolds when an attorney catches a witness lying or being or acting just plain dumb. The following testimony of Mary Morgan Anderson catches her doing all the above.
September 3, 2015
From the Archives How does a Q&A dialogue unfold when an attorney catches a witness lying? Re: Mary Morgan Anderson, Part 3 Let me modify the title and substance a bit: How does a Q&A dialogue unfold when an attorney catches a witness exhibiting "a loose screw"? Re: Mary Morgan Anderson, Part 3 Here's one of many examples from our usmnews.net's archives of how a Q&A unfolds when an attorney catches a witness lying, or being or acting just plain dumb, or exhibiting "a loose screw." The following testimony of Mary Morgan Anderson catches her doing the latter. (Also see Mary Morgan Anderson in action in Parts 1 and 2.)