Notes in the Margins: Inmates, scoreboards and defective toilet paper

CU sues over ‘defective’ toilet paper that flooded Boulder campus stalls Toilet paper manufacturers must walk a fine line between producing tissue that is too thin and will tear too easily and making tissue that is too tough and will not disperse like it’s supposed to in water. (Daily Camera via University Business)

Plagiarists Turn to Academic Sites, Not Paper Mills A new report shows the websites students copy most often for their papers. (U.S. News & World Report)

Increasing inmate accessibility to higher ed could help states Removing barriers to higher ed, a report argues, could help reduce prison populations over time and save states money by helping inmates find jobs upon release, and by reducing recidivism rates. (USA Today)

Illinois Passes DREAM Act To Help Undocumented Students Go To College A mariachi band played at a giddy rally in the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield Wednesday afternoon, as throngs of supporters celebrated the passage of the Illinois DREAM Act in the state Senate. (The Huffington Post)

University Athletics Dept. Wants $6 Million for Stadium Scoreboard While Faculty Goes Without Raises A new proposal by the UK Athletics Department to spend over $6 million on a new football stadium scoreboard — replacing an existing scoreboard that is only 12 years old — has UK faculty seeing red. UK Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart stated the stadium’s current video boards “don’t provide the kind of sophisticated viewing experience that fans have come to expect across the country.” (The Huffington Post)