In the end, the ethics of taking a public good is a matter of common sense and decency. Sometimes things just feel wrong. If you feel the need to be furtive, don’t do it. Let your conscience be your guide.
We must demand that the University cut ties with this power-hungry company. If we fail to do so, then we are complicit in Duke Energy's continued havoc on both our environment and our democracy.
And I'll never forget those words you said next: "They did surgery on a grape." It was cold that night. But you were so warm.
How can Duke reconcile its mission of preparing students for the future with investment strategies that indicate tacit approval for an industry whose practices directly threaten that future?