In this "On Ethics" column, we learn that a graduate student who plagiarizes a paper may receive an Incomplete in the course.
An incomplete? Are you fucking kidding me?
The minimum penalty I can imagine for an undergraduate is an F on the assignment in question. (Penalties were much harsher at my original college, but I know that's unusual.) But for a grad student?
I am not usually one of those "where is this country headed" lunatics, but seriously, are there no standards at all? I bet there are plenty of people who would be happy to take that student's position at the school and write their own papers.