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RE: Jack Horner married

The ethical breach can occur regardless of whether one is the other's immediate 
or ultimate supervisor; merely being an authority figure (which Horner was) can 
result in an ethical breach due to appearances sake. MSU and the MOR are not 
exactly disjunct entities, and Horner _does_ teach at MSU and offer lectures.

... and, I'm out of this discussion!


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> Date: Thu, 2 Feb 2012 14:24:34 +0100
> From: david.marjanovic@gmx.at
> To: dinosaur@usc.edu
> Subject: Re: Jack Horner married
> > Isn't there some kind of professional breach of ethics here. Do
> > professors get to "dip in the pool" to get dates? Isn't that wrong?
> It would be if Horner were Weaver's boss or otherwise had power over her 
> (say, the power to ruin her career or give her a job she doesn't deserve). 
> Fortunately, that's not the case. To return to the metaphor, Weaver isn't in 
> Horner's pool.
> Incidentally, I very strongly disagree with the idea that we shouldn't 
> discuss what people do when those people happen to be "our peers, colleagues 
> and friends". If there is to be a double standard, it should go in the other 
> direction: "friends don't let friends...".