A friend of mine says that when she was in graduate school, at a major university, her original research was stolen by one of her professors who published it as his own.
That definitely qualifies as Unbearable Crap.
I have expelled several of my own students for plagiarism, usually for copying essays or parts of essays from the Web and putting their own names on these "borrowed" or "mixed" essays.
Students need to be taught the value of original work, honesty, and integrity.
But some college professors seem to think they are above the law. What about ethics? What about academic integrity, as well as acacdemic freedom? What about fundamental social values, like honesty?
As most of my own students would say, a lie is still a lie, no matter who tells it.
Stolen research gets the Unbearable Academic Crap award for today.