How to handle the tour question about cheating? This academic mouse tour guide gives it a try.
Every research university has them: administrators who are supposed to facilitate grant applications, but mostly just slow them down. These administrators are in a tough position. The grant process can be abused, and they have the look out for irregularities. But to honest researchers, the administrators are obstructionists who end up hogging the credit when grants come in.
The academic mice who run Mice U. nurture a wide range of political speech, but not too wide.