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Top art official in Korea claimed bogus KU degree


¢ The Korean art world is embroiled in a scandal involving a museum director who claimed to have a degree from Kansas University.The [The (UK) Independent][1] reports that Shin Jeong-ah, head curator of Korea's top art museum, the Sungkok Art Museum, in fact doesn't have the master's degree she claimed to have from KU. The paper says KU has issued a statement saying Shin attended the university from 1992 to 1996.Imagine an attractive and talented young woman who said she had an art history doctorate from Oxford. Vivacious and persuasive, she becomes the director of the Tate Gallery. Then, just after being hired to curate the Royal Academy's Summer Exhibition, she is exposed as a fake who failed to get a single A-level.__This scenario, reminiscent of a Patrica Highsmith novel with its hint of The Talented Mr Ripley, is precisely the scandal now rocking the Korean art world after one of its rising stars, Shin Jeong-ah, was unveiled as a fraud._Another paper, [The Chosun Ilbo][2], says Yale University also confirmed Shin lied about her degree there, and that she was never registered as a student there. ¢[CNBC.com][3] did a profile on MartinLogan, the Lawrence high-end speaker manufacturer today. The site calls MartinLogan an "All-American" story._Two guys, Martin and Logan their middle names, that just wanted to make something 'better'. Better than average, better than 'good.' It's American, baby - we want to be the best, we can be the best - we should be the best.>/i> [1]: http://news.independent.co.uk/world/asia/article2765578.ece [2]: http://english.chosun.com/w21data/html/news/200707/200707120008.html [3]: http://www.cnbc.com/id/19742989


Dan Alexander 10 years, 8 months ago

Martin Logan is totally the "all-american" story. They were once was a high end product made in some guys garage. Then it was a local company that took care of its employees. Now its a company owned by some giant conglomerate who was looking to versify their portfolio. The majority of the speakers they produce now are basically built in China. What made them so special is now pretty much completely extinct. At least Gale Sanders got to follow his American Dream, build a company then sell her off.

Aiko 10 years, 8 months ago

That is interesting about Martin Logan Dan. Good to know and thanks for sharing.....

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