Notes in the Margins: Germany, bottled water and sites to plagiarize

Study: 8 top sites for potential plagiarism A new study of student plagiarism finds that the vast majority of “unoriginal” content in papers comes from legitimate sites rather than paper mills and “cheat” sites. (The Washington Post)

Financial picture improves at Harvard Harvard University’s financial picture improved in its most recent fiscal year, although the elite institution still ended the year with a $636 million operating deficit. (The Boston Globe)

College students push to restrict bottled water At the University of Maryland College Park, students have persuaded the undergraduate and graduate student governments to stop buying bottled water for their meetings and events. Now they serve large pitchers of tap water. (The Washington Post)

Stanford adds alumni interviews to admissions process Stanford follows other elite private colleges and adds somewhat controversial alumni interviews to the admissions process. (USA Today)

Too Many Students and Not Enough Chairs in Germany’s Universities Increasing demand and the elimination of the last year of high school are adding thousands of students to universities that are already over capacity. (The New York Times)