Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Plain Truths

At the Chronicle of Higher Education: a great interview with Rik Scarce, a sociologist who was jailed for refusing to tell a federal grand jury about his confidential discussions with research subjects. The interview centers on the federal subpoenas of IRA interviews at Boston College, and the schism between the university and its researchers. Sample exchange:

Q. What is the principled stance here?

A. The researchers' stance.
Read the whole thing!

1 comment:

  1. The stance adopted by Rik Scarce is the proper course to take when confronted with an assault on academic research. Can't imagine BC displaying the same type of fortitude. It has a fair weather research mentality. When the storm comes its time to hide and send Jack out to tell people its sunny.