Friday, March 31, 2023

UNAM Ethics Committee summons Minister Esquivel

Mexico City. President of the UNAM University Ethics Committee, Elisa Speckman Guerra, sent a communication this afternoon to Minister Yasmin Esquivel, informing her that she would be summoned to appear before the said body to defend herself against the allegation of academic plagiarism want to rescue. He asked.

In a brief statement, the Supreme House of Studies explained that Esquivel Mossa, “with reference to the law of the University, shall be called upon to offer those arguments and evidences that are deemed appropriate, either personally or through a representative, in his guarantee the right to be heard and to defend oneself”.

While the date of the call is being determined, the University Ethics Committee may “receive documents that Yasmin Esquivel Mousa considers appropriate to send”, relating to the claim of plagiarism, located in the old Office of the Technical Secretariat of the said Committee IN Graduate Building, Next to Humanities Tower II, 1st Floor, Ciudad Universitaria, Zip Code 04510, Mexico City.

As reported in this newspaper, Rector Enrique Grau Wichers confirmed last Monday 23 that he would not hasten the process that is being followed due to the plagiarism of a thesis by Minister Yasmin Esquivel Mossa and announced That UNAM will open up a space for the alumni to defend themselves and expose their allegations.

“We are in the process of declaring whether or not there was plagiarism; The Academic Integrity Committee (of the Faculty of Higher Studies of Aragon) ruled that plagiarism was present and now the Ethics Committee of the University Council will hear about the issue”, Grau said after participating in an act where he was awarded an honorary doctorate. Was awarded the Autonomous University of Chihuahua.

UNAM’s rector’s statements came in response to statements from President Andres Manuel López Obrador, who called on him at Monday’s morning conference to rule and file a complaint.

Grau said, “In the process of clarifying this, we are going to open a space where she (Yasmin Esquivel) can present what suits her and what interests her, we will not rush the process and We’ll determine what’s appropriate.”

The rector indicated that “we must wait for the result (process) to come, in principle, of course, if there is plagiarism, we will condemn it.”

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