College Revokes Sen. John Walsh’s Degree

Democratic Sen. John Walsh’s master’s degree from U.S. Army War College was revoked Friday after an investigation found that the Montana lawmaker plagiarized a research paper required to graduate, according to a college spokeswoman. The New York Times published a story in August showing that Walsh borrowed heavily from other sources for the paper, which he wrote in 2007. “The board found that then Colonel John Walsh did commit the offense of plagiarism and thus his master’s degree and status as graduate of the U.S. Army War College should be revoked,” War College spokeswoman Carol Kerr said in a statement. Walsh had been pursuing a master’s in strategic studies.