KU Basketball Star’s Eligibility Questioned
A television report that Kansas basketball star Darrell Arthur may have been ineligible to play at his Dallas high school has fueled speculation about whether he should have ever played for the national champion Jayhawks.
A math teacher at South Oak Cliff High School in Dallas told WFAA-TV in Dallas-Fort Worth that Arthur’s grades were improperly altered to show he passed math when he hadn’t.
The 6-foot-9 Kansas sophomore was instrumental in leading Kansas to its national championship, finishing second in scoring at 12.8 points a game and second in rebounding. He had 20 points and 10 rebounds in Kansas’ national title win against Memphis. [SI On Campus]
Ruckus Fails to Quell Princeton Music Piracy
The introduction of the free, ad-supported music downloading service, Ruckus, in December 2006 has not eliminated the problem of illegal downloading on campus. This academic year alone, at least four undergraduate students received pre-litigation letters from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) as part of a batch of 417 letters sent to students at 16 colleges nationwide.
Why is it that students prefer to download music illegally when there are three million songs available legally and for free from Ruckus?
Music services differ in terms of song selection and compatibility with portable devices, and both of these concerns are influenced by the economics, technology and legal framework of the music industry. [Daily Princetonian]
MTV Reality Show Editor-in-Chief to Attend NYU
Fans of MTV’s reality series “The Paper” might spot a familiar face on campus next year when show star Amanda Lorber arrives at NYU, no longer a reality TV star but a college freshman.
“The Paper” (Mondays, 10:30 p.m., MTV) follows the staff of The Circuit, the award-winning student newspaper at Cypress Bay High School in Weston, Fl, focusing on their struggles to get along and get work done.
The series premiere, which aired last month, saw the staff competing for the paper’s top job of editor in chief. Lorber won the promotion, and subsequent episodes have focused on power struggles, resentful classmates and the constant pressure of deadlines – all tinged, of course, with the usual cruelty and ruthlessness of high school drama. [NYU News]