You can say it was a long time ago… standards were different then… you were in a hurry… the university passed you, after all, so it’s their problem… it’s all political… you’re going to sue the school because you swear that you didn’t… you were just a little sloppy…

You can say all the things people caught plagiarizing say; but at the end of the day you’ve been done in by a plagiarism-detection technology you could never have foreseen, and you’re going to lose your job.

Annette Schavan, German Education Minister, has resigned.

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One Response to “No, No, Annette.”

  1. MattF Says:

    The NYT article is very good, what with allusions to German propensities for ‘schadenfreude’ and ‘title arousal':

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/10/world/europe/german-education-chief-quits-in-scandal-reflecting-fascination-with-titles.html?pagewanted=1&hp

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