Nearly half of students admitted to plagiarism in a poll carried out by a students' newspaper at the University of Cambridge, reports the BBC News--underscoring how hard it is for educational institutions worldwide to clamp down on the problem. The Varsity newspaper reported that students admitted to copying material found on the internet and submitting it as their own. The survey also claimed that only one in 20 students had been caught. The University of Cambridge says it has policies in place to prevent this serious disciplinary offense. But the university also says that "in spite of these provisions, we...

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