Plagiarism on the rise @ UW

Reported cases of plagiarism have practically doubled at the University of Washington. "'In 2002 there were 35 reported cases; last year there were 66,' said Amanda Myhre, the administrative assistant to the vice president for student affairs." The article, reported in the UW Daily, goes on to confuse plagiarism with other forms of academic dishonesty: "More than 75 percent of college students admit to having cheated at least once on tests or having copied papers, according to the Center for Academic Integrity's Web site." Increasingly, reports on plagiarism confuse it with other forms of academic dishonesty.