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Professor Marianne Jennings is an emeritus professor of legal and ethical studies from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, retiring in 2011 after 35 years of teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in ethics and the legal environment of business. During her tenure at ASU, she served as director of the Joan and David Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics from 1995-1999. In 2006, she was appointed faculty director for the W.P. Carey Executive MBA Program. She has done consulting work for businesses and professional groups including AICPA, Boeing, Dial Corporation, Edward Jones, Mattel, Motorola, CFA Institute, Southern California Edison, the Institute of Internal Auditors, AIMR, DuPont, AES, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Motorola, Hy-Vee Foods, IBM, Bell Helicopter, Amgen, Raytheon, and VIAD. The sixth edition of her textbook, Case Studies in Business Ethics, was published in February 2011. The ninth edition of her textbook, Business: lts Legal, Ethical and Global Environment was published in January 2011. The 23rd edition of her book, Business Law: Principles and Cases, will be published in January 2013. The tenth edition of her book, Real Estate Law, will also be published in January 2013. Her book, A Business Tale: A Story of Ethics, Choices, Success, and a Very Large Rabbit, a fable about business ethics, was chosen by Library Journal in 2004 as its business book of the year. A Business Tale was also a finalist for two other literary awards for 2004. In 2000 her book on corporate governance was published by the New York Times MBA Pocket Series. Her book on long-term success, Building a Business Through Good Times and Bad: Lessons from Fifteen Companies, Each With a Century of Dividends, was published in October 2002 and has been used by Booz, Allen, Hamilton for its work on business longevity. Her latest book, The Seven Signs of Ethical Collapse was published by St. Martin’s Press in July 2006 and has been a finalist for two book awards. Her weekly columns are syndicated around the country, and her work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune, the New York Times, Washington Post, and the Reader's Digest. A collection of her essays, Nobody Fixes Real Carrot Sticks Anymore, first published in 1994 is still being published. She has been a commentator on business issues on All Things Considered for National Public Radio. She has served on four boards of directors, including Arizona Public Service (1987-2000), Zealous Capital Corporation, and the Center for Children with Chronic Illness and Disability at the University of Minnesota. She was appointed to the board of advisors for the Institute of Nuclear Power Operators in 2004 and served on the board of trustees for Think Arizona, a public policy think tank. She has appeared on CNBC, CBS This Morning, the Today Show, and CBS Evening News. In 2010 she was named one of the Top 100 Thought Leaders in Business Ethics by Trust Across America. Her books have been translated into four different languages. She received the British Emerald award for authoring one of their top 50 articles in management publications, chosen from over 15,000 articles. Personal: Married since 1976 to Terry H. Jennings, Maricopa County Attorney’s Office Deputy County Attorney; five children: Sarah, Sam, and John, and the late Claire and Hannah Jennings.

“The university accepts legal and moral responsibility for the mistakes that our training staff made on that fateful workout day of May 29.”

University of Maryland athletic director, Damon Evans, and university president, Wallace D. Loh, in a statement released following their meeting with the parents of Jordan McNair. In that meeting, Mr. Evans and Dr. Loh explained the findings of the university’s … Continue reading

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John Grisham Takes on Prosecutors

In a Wall Street Journal op-ed, novelist John Grisham asks for consequences for prosecutors who have continued to receive a flood of exonerations because of the following misconduct: 1. Concealing evidence that would benefit defendants 2. Fabricating evidence to convict … Continue reading

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OJ Simpson “Fit” Test Arises Again: Can $60,000 in Cash Fit in a Ferragamo Bag?

Norman Seabrook, the former head of the corrections officers’ union in New York City, is on trial for corruption charges. The allegations are that Mr. Seabrook took $60,000 in cash in exchange for directing union funds into a risky hedge … Continue reading

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The Ethics of Scolding Relatives Publicly

Bobby Goodlatte, the son of U.S. Representative Robert W. Goodlatte (R. Va.), chair of the House Judiciary Committee, used Twitter to announce that he had donated the maximum amount to his father’s opponent in his district in rural Virginia. Bobby, … Continue reading

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The Bystander Effect in Chicago

They will not tell the police what they know. The friends, families, and neighbors of the Chicago shooting victims continue to remain sullen and mute. The no-snitching rule in Chicago is alive, well, and seemingly mandatory. Some say it is … Continue reading

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The West Virginia Supreme Court Impeachment: All Four Justices Charged

Last month West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Menis Ketchum entered a guilty plea to one felony count of wire fraud. A federal investigation found that now former Justice Ketchum used a state fuel credit card to purchase case for trips, … Continue reading

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Wells Fargo and Another Incentive Problem: This Time In Its Wealth Unit

The SEC received four letters from Wells Fargo wealth advisers in Phoenix and two from wealth advisers in Orange County. The letters told the same story. In order to qualify for an incentive program, based on revenue, advisers to Wells … Continue reading

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Conflicts and Retiring Members of Congress

This year 32 House members and 3 Senators are retiring. What will they all do after they leave elected office? Well, we don’t know. We should know because Congress passed the Billy Tauzin legislation in 2007. Billy Tauzin was a … Continue reading

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Facebook Asks Banks For Data on Customers

Sure, why not? What could possibly go wrong here? COO Sheryl Sandberg should have leaned in a tad more on that strategy.

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Urban Meyer: Ohio State and Lessons Learned from Michigan State, Penn State, etc.

Urban Meyer, which sounds a bit like a furniture and appliance store, is Ohio State’s head football coach. Mr. Meyer has been suspended pending a 14-day investigation into what Mr. Meyer knew about the domestic abuse incidents by a former … Continue reading

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Spiral Notebooks in Argentina: The Car Wash/Cash Distribution Corruption Investigations

Authorities in Buenos Aires have arrested 16 people on corruption charges, government officials and business peopll. How did authorities nab so many in one fell swoop? Well, as it turns out, the driver who ferried the bags of cash over … Continue reading

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In the Truth Percolates Category: Harvey Weinstein Has Some E-Mails?

Harvey Weinstein is charged with the rape of a woman at a Doubletree Hotel on Lexington Avenue in New York City. However, Mr. Weinstein’s lawyers released e-mail correspondence between Mr. Weinstein and the woman and their relationship appears to have … Continue reading

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What Will They Remember About Us?

Manuel Ycaza (1938-2018) a jockey, had 2,400 wins in a career that began in 1957. He was inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in 1977. But, in a tribute in Sports Illustrated, the jockey was … Continue reading

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Morgan Stanley’s New Incentive Plan

Investment advisers are usually rewarded under compensation plans under which they receive commissions for buying and selling securities. Those plans resulted in problems with churning and steering clients into Morgan Stanley investment vehicles, under which the commissions were higher. Now … Continue reading

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