anonymous tip
Anonymous Tip from Penn State: “There is a bigger story here.”
2017-01-23
“The director and long time assistant director are colluding with [Professor] John O’Neill,” writes tipster In late December, we received an anonymous tip in the mail from a reader about our ongoing inquiry into possible ethics violations by Penn State Professor John W. O’Neill of the School of Hospitality Management (SHM). Our inquiry has so… Read more »
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ethics
Unraveling Penn State’s Confusing Ethics Oversight
2017-01-9
Questions About Professor’s Ties to Hotel Lobby Uncover an Ethics Labyrinth Since October of last year, we’ve been reporting on the potential ethics violations of Professor John W. O’Neill of Penn State’s School of Hospitality Management (SHM). He appears to be operating a private consulting practice on campus, using the University’s prestige to increase the… Read more »
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Penn State
Who Is Investigating Questions about Professor O’Neill’s Ethics?
2016-12-29
Our reporting has found strong evidence indicating Penn State Professor John W. O’Neill is using his position at the School of Hospitality Management to bolster his consulting practice and credibility of his hotel lobby-funded research. If true, this would violate the university’s ethics standards. So, we were encouraged to learn via a Dec. 17 Centre Daily Times… Read more »
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Penn State Professor O'Neill
Questions About Penn State Professor O’Neill Referred to Ethics Office
2016-12-19
Our Visit Sparks University Probe  Not long after we began investigating the hotel lobby’s campaign to undermine the more sustainable method of hospitality offered by home sharing, we became aware of Penn State Professor John O’Neill. Professor O’Neill is a well-known advocate for the hotel lobby (here) and is frequently called upon by journalists. But… Read more »
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Dean Crouter
Will Dean Crouter Enforce Penn State’s Ethical Standards?
2016-11-22
C&BP Writes to Dean Crouter for Help to Get Prof. O’Neill to Follow Established Policy  In October, we posed a series of questions to Penn State Provost Nicholas Jones about the School of Hospitality Management’s (SHM) and Professor John W. O’Neill’s relationship with the hotel industry lobby. On November 9th, the University finally responded in… Read more »
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4 Ways Penn State Pledged to Operate in a Strong Ethical Environment
2016-10-19
On October 7th, we sent a letter to Penn State University’s Provost Dr. Nicholas P. Jones that asked for his help so that our readers could better understand the School of Hospitality Management’s (SHM) relationship with the hotel industry lobby. Among other things, we asked about Penn State Professor John W. O’Neill, former director of… Read more »
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Peter Ward
Peter Ward’s Union Gave $100,000 to the Hotel Association of NYC
2016-10-14
Usually, labor unions and the business organizations they negotiate with have an adversarial relationship. That’s why it raised questions for us when we discovered that the New York Hotel and Motel Trades Council (HTC)—the labor union representing over 35,000 hotel workers in the Empire State—gave $100,000 last year to the Hotel Association of New York City,… Read more »
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