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Strange Ethics Afoot at UC – Davis

The weight of ethics has finally come down on the administration of Linda Katehi, chancellor of the University of California, Davis. The embattled chancellor has been battling with faculty and students since 2011 and the infamous campus police pepper spray incident. The students were sprayed because they were protesting against “Wall Street.”  There seems to be strange ethics afoot at UC – Davis.

Strange EthicsWhat launched the ethics probe was a series of questionable decisions by Katehi. Going back to the pepper spraying of students, there was allegedly $175,000 in payments to social media/public relations consultants to minimize any negative publicity. Initially, the chancellor claimed she had nothing to do with the PR cover-up, but it turned out that she did.  Again strange ethics…

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The State of Journalism Might Be in Virginia

This humble little blog, and our sister blog, sportsethics.com, do not pretend to be the editorial department of The New York Times or the Wall Street Journal. Nevertheless, we strive to give credit to other writers, exactly quote articles and to bring in experts who really are experts. Our roots are based in ethics and ethical behavior.

Rolling StoneWe are also not Rolling Stone magazine, and we’re thankful for that.

The story reaches back to a story that Rolling Stone wrote on an alleged gang rape of a young woman named “Jackie,” that took place at Psi Kappa Phi fraternity in the fall of 2012. The 9,000 word story went into great detail about what happened to the young woman – as told by the young woman – and it brought down the University of Virginia’s “Greek System.” There is only one small problem: the article is not true.

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Montreat College takes the Ethical High Road! Business Ethics Speaker Chuck Gallagher explains

Montreat College takes the Ethical High Road

Montreat College takes the Ethical High Road.

Montreat College takes the Ethical High Road: Administrators at Montreat College, according to The Asheville Citizen-Times, said this week that they would help cover student loans taken out by more than 50 master’s-degree students at the North Carolina institution who were told by outside recruiters that the federal government would forgive their loan debt up to $17,500 each.

Many of the students whom the recruiters said would be eligible for loan forgiveness were in fact ineligible because they were neither secondary-school mathematics and science teachers nor special-education teachers at elementary and secondary schools. The recruiters, who worked for a private company hired to recruit for the college’s adult-education programs, had told the students that they would receive government help if they pursued an M.A. in education at Montreat.

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