Plagiarism in the news: 2-1-2013

We begin this month’s plagiarism stories with an interesting and rather high profile case from Germany. Annette Schavan, the German education minister, is accused of plagiarizing on her doctoral dissertation which was published back in 1980 under the (ironic title) “Character and Conscience”. While the investigation is still pending, all the signs suggest that the German minister did commit intentional plagiarism, according the chairman of the investigating committee.