D-E’s Ethics Department sent two Ethics Bowl Teams to an invitational meet this spring, earning double honors in the process: The D-E Ethics Bowl Team 1 was the winner of the Manhattanville Invitational Bowl 2017, and Team 2 won 3rd place. The Bowl presented issues on timely ethical issues including “The Cases For and Against Reparations”; “Responsibility for Implicit Bias”; “Nonhuman Animals in Biomedical Research”; “Banning Religious Garb”; and “Tobacco 21.”
This was the first Manhattanville College Invitational Ethics Bowl, open to competing high school teams from New York and New Jersey. In addition to D-E, participating schools included North Rockland High School, Thornton-Donovan High School, Oakwood Friends Academy, Stony Brook School, Collegiate School, Bethpage High School, Oceanside High School, and Piscataway High School.
Faculty advisor Joseph Murphy explained, “We gather most Monday afternoons during lunch, and also the students work online with Google .docs to research cases and discuss their arguments. We also meet occasionally after school, especially when there is an upcoming meet. [And] of course all of these students study our required Ethical Thinking course during their sophomore year.”
Congratulations to the D-E Ethics Bowl Team 1 members Julia McSpirit Beckett ’17, Martin Mosquera ’19, Andrew Petti ’18, and Bennett Pittel ’19; and D-E Ethics Bowl Team 2 members Thomas “Anthony” George ’18, Emily Mittleman ’19, Emma Plowe ’19, and Chloe Siao ’19.