Well, that headline is a bit of an exaggeration, but it caught your attention, no?
Did anyone else in the music scene notice this? I had only casually paid attention to the latest cheating scandal at Florida State University, but I did peak at an recent AP story on the ESPN Web site about it since it seems the University will indeed have to vacate some wins in various athletic programs, including its football team. But what I hadn't caught before was that it was a music history class that was the university's downfall!
The cheating occurred mainly through online testing for a single music history course in fall 2006 and the spring and summer semesters of 2007. It included staffers helping students on the test and in one case, asking one athlete to take it for another.
I am not too interested in gleaning anything global about this (you know, that it is ironic that in this "High School Musical" world, in which sports continue to be played against the arts (despite the clear fact that students love both), a music class did in the athletic department). In any case, it is certainly worth passing on, in case you missed it.