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Our Hero in Flint

Story by Tom Nugent and Laura Silverman Published in the September 2016 issue of At Buffalo (SUNY at Buffalo). Re-published with permission When civil engineer Marc Edwards (BS ’86) warned Michigan state officials and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that lead-contaminated drinking water…

A Christmas movie for whistleblowers

For the whistleblower in search of Christmas entertainment, look no further than the 1947 film classic, “Miracle on 34th Street.” The plot is a classic whistleblowing situation:  A principled employee observes unethical and possibly illegal conduct and is subjected to…

North Carolinians welcome truth-tellers

North Carolinians gave truth-tellers a good reception last week in Asheville, Raleigh, Fayetteville, Chapel Hill, Greensboro and Durham. John Kiriakou, the former CIA operative who exposed torture of terrorism suspects at Guantanamo prison, spoke to a standing-room-only crowd at North Carolina…