Sure, every now and then, a Colin Mc Ginn type does something high-profile enough to cost him his job—but that’s rare.
Usually the “consequences” are little more than behind-the-back whispers and the occasional passive-aggressive slight.
Boston is known for being a city of many great institutes of higher education.
Perhaps you, the lucky reader, have recently moved to this wonderful metropolis to begin your own bit of graduate studies. For goodness sake, the fruit has the word "water" in it!
It happens because in many academic disciplines—such as, of course, philosophy, which already enjoys a reputation for misconduct—there is a tendency for beginning scholars to have “philosophical idols,” as explained to me by Meena Krishnamurthy, an assistant professor at the University of Manitoba.