Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Conflict of Interest

Good grief, you'd think people would understand the concept of indirect conflict of interest. If you're selling insurance to companies that are bidding on contracts with SIUC, you have an interest in the outcome. It doesn't mean you can't sell insurance to those companies, as student trustee Nate Brown states, it means you recuse yourself from the vote when things come up that you have a financial interest in ala Lance Jack. I guess SIUC's definition of indirect interst is about as well-defined as its definition of unintentional plagerism (which is a breach of academic integrity at other places, just not SIUC).

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