Ethics on Campus
Noted employment attorney John Phillips examines an ethics scandal at West Virginia University. An excerpt:
A scandal began brewing at WVU when the daughter of the Governor of West Virginia ( a former classmate of the WVU president) was retroactively given an MBA after the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that WVU had no record of the degree claimed on the daughter’s resume. The daughter complained to the president, who assigned a review of the matter to college administrators. They eventually granted the degree, after giving the Governor’s daughter credit for classes she didn’t take.
The plot thickens and John notes the ethically challenged nature of universities.