Conflict is not inherently bad, and compromise is not inherently good. The ethics of conflict depend on who is fighting, why they are fighting and how they are fighting.
A university’s relationship with a corporate sponsor is often described as a “dance.” But corporations weave complex “webs of influence” involving many institutions.
Partnerships with food and soda companies have become the paradigm in public health. But they have failed to reduce obesity, diabetes, and other diseases.