Professor Mary Catherine Dunn is chatting informally with Roger
Furness, a student, about his coursework experiences in the Department.
Roger mentions that one of the things he likes best is the diversity of
the faculty and the culture of tolerance in the Department. This isn't
at all like the culture of his neighborhood, he muses: "Like, all the
students know that Professor Morgan is gay and it's just cool."
Professor Morgan is a friend of yours. You know that he is, in
fact, gay, but that he prefers to keep this fact private.
(based on a case in The Ethics of Teaching)
1. What are the implications of your ignoring the
2. If you choose to speak about Professor Morgan's sexual orientation with this student, what tack do you take?
3. What is your obligation to Professor Morgan?
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