A Huffington Post Editorial

Did any of our readers happen to catch the article below on “The Huffington Post” entitled “How Applications are Evaluated and Decisions are Made?” It’s a fantastic article (although it’s rather outdated). This article is not available on “The Huffington Post” any longer because we at Ivy Coach asked its editorial team to remove it. “The Huffington Post” editorial team complied with expedience. After all, although Jeannie Borin of College Connections is listed on the by-line of the article, the article was actually written by Ivy Coach’s Founder, Bev Taylor, years earlier. Jeannie Borin of College Connections published this article on “The Huffington Post” without our authorization and claimed authorship.

WayBack Machine is the enduring archives of the Internet. We pulled this article from Ivy Coach’s website on November 26, 2006. You can see that date on the images of our old Ivy Coach website below at the top right corner, courtesy of WayBack Machine. Bev also updated this piece and published it on June 1, 2015 on “Unigo” (as seen here) well before Jeannie Borin’s publication of the below “Huffington Post” piece on February 16, 2016.

Here’s the piece as it was published on “The Huffington Post” with the Jeannie Borin of College Connections by-line on February 16, 2016 (we’ve highlighted the portions that are Bev’s writing verbatim). Directly below it was Ivy Coach’s website as it appeared on November 26, 2006, courtesy of WayBack Machine:


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  • Howie says:

    Jeannie Borin The Plagiarist! That’s embarrassing for her!

  • Sunil says:

    I’m addicted to reading your blogs. I know the great work that Ivy Coach does and I can’t believe someone could just steal your entire article. Jeannie Borin should be ashamed of herself. This is utter plagiarism. One would question everything she posts and everything she writes. Wow, I wouldn’t want her to help my kids with their essays. I’d be too worried that those too would be plagiarized.

  • Nina S. says:

    No one has a right to steal anyone’s written work, but Jeannie Borin went one step further in stealing yours. She published it! As a journalism professor, I find what Jeannie Borin did to be disgraceful. If she were a student in my class, I would make sure that she was dismissed from the university. If I were running Huffington Post, I would not accept any more of her articles for fear that they too are plagiarized. I don’t know if college counselors are licensed, but if they are, her license should be revoked. I agree with Sunil who said that if Jeannie Borin could plagiarize an article from your website, she would think nothing of having her current students submit essays that her former students wrote. When people get caught stealing, it’s usually not their first offense.

  • William Thompson says:

    This is horrible. Have you noticed that the number of plagiarism cases with Huffington Post authors has increased?

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