This ethics stuff is fairly straightforward when thereâ€™s not much to lose.Â We tend to go wobbly when so much is on the line. However, BYU yanked the eligibility of one of its star basketball players as it heads, with justifiably high hopes, into March Madness.Â The BYU player violated the universityâ€™s honor code.Â Absolute, unequivocal, egalitarian standards applied.Â The young manâ€™s name is not given here because he did the right thing in admitting his breachÂ of the honor code.Â BYU, its coaches, and its administrators also did the right thing.Â â€˜Nuff said, except some praise: Their actions reflect the quiet strength of principle trumping pressure. May they all be blessed for being true to the faith of the universityâ€™s founders.Â
FULL DISCLOSURE:Â The Barometer is a convert to that faith and a BYU alum.
STUNNING CONTRAST:Â In the same week, Northwestern University issued a statement of support for a psychology professor who had a man and a woman demonstrate a sexual act for 100 students.Â Public and alum outcry forced the president to launch an investigation.Â One school expels students for private sexual conduct and another includes public display of such following class and the second school only sees the issue after the press brings it up.Â Staggers the imagination.Â http://www.aolnews.com/2011/03/03/northwestern-professor-john-michael-bailey-hosts-live-after-clas/.