double stipends

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double stipends

Postby stardust » Mon Nov 17, 2008 5:31 pm

What do people think of the following situation? It really happened.

A foreign student gets a fellowship from their home country which pays $15,000 per
year for living for 5 years for graduate study in the US under the condition that when they are done, they go home to their country and work for 2 years. The person took
the money and didn't tell their US school that they had this outside fellowship and
collected a second stipend from the US school. The person lived in a luxury
apartment and gave some of the money to a sibling back home to fix up a house.
The person then married an American and never went back to work for the two years.
The funding organization then sent letters that the $75,000 has to be repaid. The
person changed addresses in the US so many times and became "lost" to the
funding agency, and never paid the money back.

So, what do people think? The question is: is this completely unethical OR is it the
same as if your parents gave you outside money and there is no dilemma? And
what other comments do you have?

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Re: double stipends

Postby casaubon » Mon Nov 17, 2008 5:32 pm

Um, it is pretty clearly unethical

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Re: double stipends

Postby coreycwgriffin » Mon Nov 17, 2008 7:43 pm

I know I'm a relatively new poster myself, but please, don't multi-post.

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Re: double stipends

Postby quizivex » Mon Nov 17, 2008 9:58 pm

oh boy, stardust must be posessed by multigoal.

(if you don't know who multigoal is, search for his posts and look at the first 6 :lol:
none of us from last year's class will ever forget him, lol )

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Re: double stipends

Postby xudis149 » Mon Nov 17, 2008 10:37 pm

if this is not ethical then what would be???

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Re: double stipends

Postby stardust » Sat Nov 29, 2008 12:33 pm

Regarding multi-posting - it the prospective students and the current students are two separate groups.
Plus the current student set is a whole lot smaller.

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