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More focus on curator who faked KU degrees


¢ An update on the South Korean art curator who faked degrees from KU: The [Washington Post][1], among other outlets, are running an extensive profile on Shin Jeong-ah, who claimed bachelor's and master's degrees from KU that she didn't earn.The scandal is also prompting a renewed look at South Korea's obsession with titles rather than merit, and the difficulties faced by a society rapidly modernizing while still steeped in Confucian values of scholarship and hierarchy.¢ Former KU marching band director Jim Hudson, now at Arizona State University, is getting high praise at his new university, according to [DevilsDigest.com][2]. Steve Hank, ASU's associate athletic director for marketing, says Hudson is "truly a visionary.""This year they're over 285 members and that's massive growth from where they've been two years ago, where they were sub-200," Hank noted. "Jim as put a massive recruitment effort out there. We also had an anonymous donor that donated new instruments, brand new uniforms ... so they have gone from being a marching band that was equipped at the standard to being probably the best equipped marching band in the land and a lot of kids are now interested in that."¢ Tim Miller, a professor of religious studies at KU, is quoted in a [USA Today][3] story about the popularity of communes in the United States."They are still very much thriving, typically very quietly," says Miller, a University of Kansas religious historian. "A lot of them are afraid they're going to get inundated with deadbeats, and a lot are in violation of zoning laws." [1]: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/08/28/AR2007082800935.html [2]: http://washington.scout.com/a.z?s=147&p=2&c=672853 [3]: http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2007-08-28-communes_N.htm


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