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October 2014

What Should we Conclude about the ‘Paper-Class’ Scandal at UNC

‘Tar heel-Gate Raises Many Ethical Issues about the Behavior of UNC Officials If you’re a sports fan, by now you have probably heard about that paper-class scandal that I call “Tar heel-Gate” where 3,100 student-athletes at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill were essentially allowed to take classes... Read more →

The Costs and Benefits of New Federal Rules on Campus Sexual Violence

Does the Increased Bureaucracy Justify the Protection Afforded Students? New federal rules issued on Monday aim to make campuses safer by requiring colleges to train students and employees on preventing sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking. The rules also include new categories for identifying hate crimes (gender identity... Read more →

The Ethics of Fighting ISIS

Is it Morally Right for the U.S. to Bomb ISIS Positions? This blog was completed by a student of mine in my ethics class. I thought she did an excellent job in identifying the ethical issues surrounding whether the U.S. should be fighting ISIS. She chose to remain anonymous so... Read more →

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Tax Inversion Practices

Are Tax Inversions an Ethical Practice? Apple, the world’s biggest company by market capitalization, captured attention last month with the introduction of a digital watch, larger iPhones and a slick electronic payment system. Amid all the hype, there was scarcely any mention that much of its hardware is made outside... Read more →

What is the Purpose of a College Education?

How will we know if a College Education is “worth it?” Many questions are being raised about whether it “pays” to spend four or five years getting a college education. The answer always seem to focus on the return on investment concept. In other words would a college student paying... Read more →