how did it go, Stuy? We get busted? The law involved, or only that GI Joe Dean?)
all it amounted to, with an undercurrent of skittishness about what he doesn’t
know coming back to haunt him—meaning to haunt the University."
does he know?)
little. Only what he’s been told, evidently. I doubt he’s launched any formal
(We haven’t been expelled then?)
is all. Meaning, for the foreseeable future, we'll be engaged solely in
(Does he know about…?)
Same story; whispers in the wind."
(Or shit that’s
bound to hit the fan.)
"If and only
if, it reaches the Media. But therein lies our clout. Whoever played the snitch
has kept this smear campaign internal, suggesting he or she…"
(... has it in for us alone?)
us riposte with the Sword of Bad-Publicity Damocles."
try. Odds are better that they’ll negotiate."
(What’s our leverage?)
"Several stem cell lines, in
use, that the school procured illegally."
(We know that for sure?)
"We sure do; appropriating spin-offs,
as we have been, for the past
eleven months. MIT is in the Skin Trade likewise, no two ways about it."