Uncomfortable situations aside, if SU and Pitt attend and participate in BE meetings, could that work against them when trying to expedite their exit from the conference? Something like common law marriage?
On the other hand, if they go to meetings and are barred from participating or voting on certain items, could they use that to reinforce that they are no longer with the conference?
Might be time to start burning some bridges. Propose a $100 million exit fee starting in 28 months. Invite UB to join.