|Universities and other grant recipients seek to comply with requirement that curricula include moral rectitude courses|
Cornell medical dean, Robert Michels responded to the question by voicing his school's official policy. But in his talk he also supplied a few addenda: He reminded the student, for instance, that whistle-blowers don't get treated well by our society, and that it's not generally accepted to rat on your friends.
But he also added the overriding message: The greater moral imperative is to tell the truth--even at the risk of personal disadvantage.
These days, such pronouncements on misconduct, whistle-blowing, moral imperatives, and the like are being heard not only in the...