The hint read: "Thus (free to the first who claims; locker one hundred forty-seven; combination fifteen, twenty-five, thirty-five), students may be ineligible to make up classes and ...".
This would have led students to a locker that contained a $50 bill, free to the first student to claim it.
But at the end of the semester, when he went to check the locker, the bill was still there.
"It an academic trope that no one reads the syllabus," Wilson told CNN.
"It's analogous to the terms and conditions when you're installing software, everyone clicks that they've read it when no one ever does.".
"It definitely made the music students realize that despite repetitive information you should still read through your syllabus carefully.".
Wilson's Facebook post not only sparked a reaction from students but gave other professors and teachers around the nation an idea. »