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On Saturday November 11th, Northeastern’s very first Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl team traveled to Marist College for the Northeast’s Regional Ethics Bowl Competition. At Marist they debated teams from Yale, Sacred Heart, and Seton Hall University. The wide range of topics the teams discussed included the moral permissibility of President Trump’s “Muslim Ban”, whether or not the United States should have allowed the Keystone Pipeline, the importance of the “Goldwater Rule”, whether tech companies have a responsibility to combat “fake news”, whether ecosystems like rivers should be granted “personhood” as a means of protecting them, and the morality of forced quarantines. Our team did a phenomenal job demonstrating the facts of each case, the relevant ethical principles involved in them, and offered compelling solutions to how each case ought to be resolved (as well as incisive criticisms of the other teams’ positions) This year our team was composed of students who represented a wide range of years and areas of specialty at Northeastern.
Our team included the following members:
Elizabeth Anne Feltner
Molly Yasmin Forouhi
Peter David Hagar
Samantha Jane Hirshland
John C. Labella
Leon Harrison Leeds
Nicole Christine Marro
Ryan James Semple
Jamie Melissa Spingeld
We are already looking forward to preparing for next year and recruiting new members!
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