Should undocumented students be allowed to attend public universities? Is it right for deployed soldiers to maintain custody of their children? What are the ethical concerns surrounding the production of bio-fuels? Most students may balk when asked these questions, but not University of San Diego’s Ethics team.
On December 6, USD placed first in the California Regional Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl. The team of students of A. J. Clarke, Megan Clift, Kyla Glover and Carolyn Straub competed against ten other schools from California at the National Hispanic University in San Jose. After beating California State University, Chico, in the final round, the USD team earned a spot to compete in the national competition in March.
Senior Kyla Glover attributes team work as a key component in achieving victory. “We were all very well prepared, and Carolyn is amazing when it comes time for the judges to grill us” said Glover “She comes up with these elaborate answers out of nowhere.”
“Our intense study of ethical theory and practical ethics and our hard training for this event paid off,” said USD Associate Professor of Philosophy Mark Woods. “I can’t begin to tell you how proud I am of the students.Â They earned this. It is victory for USD and something the students will always carry with them.” (Full Story Inside USD)