The Citadel

The Military College of South Carolina

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Ethics Bowl

Since Fall 2011, The Krause Center for Leadership and Ethics has sponsored The Citadel’s Ethics Bowl Competition team. The Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl, sponsored by the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics at Indiana University, consists of a national tiered competition in which hundreds of teams compete each year. Participating teams are asked to present arguments based on questions asked about a wide range of ethical issues, including professional ethics, medical ethics, human rights issues, and social and political ethics.

In November 2012, The Citadel’s team traveled to the Southeast Regional Ethics Bowl Competition in St. Petersburg, Florida. The team, consisting of cadets Franklin McGuire, Ricardo Caporale, Jane Ma, Donald Hipps, and John Fogle, and coached by Dr. Grant Goodrich competed in three rounds of competition. The top 5 out of 20 teams in the Regional competition received an invitation to compete in the National Ethics Bowl. Overall, The Citadel Ethics Bowl team ranked 5th out of 20 teams in one of the most competitive regions in the country. The Citadel team competed in the National Ethics Bowl in February in San Antonio, Texas.

The Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl, sponsored by the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics at Indiana University, consists of a national tiered competition in which hundreds of teams compete each year. Participating teams are asked to present arguments based on questions about a wide range of ethical issues, including professional ethics, medical ethics, human rights issues, and ethics in public policy. In the past the team has debated topics ranging from animal welfare to organ donation. On November 14, 2015, The Citadel’s Ethics Bowl Team competed in the Southeast Regional Ethics Bowl competition in St. Petersburg, Florida.  The team performed very well and gained valuable experience for future participation. In preparation for the competition, the team met for several hours every week to discuss cases, develop positions, and to practice presenting and debating the Ethics Bowl cases.  

 

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