Editor’s note: Feb. 28, 2013

A column published Friday, “FISCHER: Eating vegan: more popular than ever,” has been removed from the News’ website after a sentence in it was found to match the exact wording of another publication. The sentence reads as follows:

According to a study by food-service provider Bon Appétit, the number of college students who identify themselves as vegetarian has risen by 50 percent since 2005, and the number of vegan students has more than doubled during the same period.