Tobacco Money vs. Academic Freedom

From Bruce Tomaso at the DMN Religion Blog, link to a NYT story: At One University, Tobacco Money Is a Secret. Tomaso comments:

The university’s vice president for research, according to the story, refused to say how much money Philip Morris gave for this “restricted research.” Apparently, he forgot that he works for a public institution — meaning that the taxpayers of the commonwealth, not the executives of the tobacco giant, are his boss.