LSU professors offered contracts, The Advocate, September 27, 2010:
In a meeting this summer with BP representatives to discuss a possible contract, LSU coastal scientist Gregory Stone was asked about keeping his work confidential for three years. ...
Stone, director of the LSU Coastal Studies Institute for the School of the Coast and Environment, decided that entering into any side contract with BP would go against his “good conscience.” ...
Stone warned that colleagues should think twice. He acknowledged “some consternation” on the issue that has resulted in varying faculty opinions.
“When it comes to potential legal issues, it seems to me, you do need to think about the university and your own reputation, and you need to be very, very careful,” Stone said, arguing that faculty do research for science and publication, not legal wrangling.
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Source: The Advocate