Congratulations go to our CSUB Ethics Team for their quarter final finish at the National Championship in Virginia. Dr. Debra Jackson reports the following:
Should states mandate or prohibit insurance companies from providing expensive assisted reproductive technologies? Should the water-intensive California almond industry be abolished or subsidized? Does the presence of military psychologists during interrogations of prisoners hinder or encourage torture? Should we praise or condone President Obama for using the word "thug" to describe rioters in Baltimore last year? These were just a few of the many timely questions considered during the Twentieth Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl (IEB) National Championship.
After winning the California Regional IEB competition on December 5, 2015, CSUB’s ethics bowl team--Erin Baker (senior, Philosophy), Josh Lofy (senior, Physics), Pedro Naveiras (senior, Philosophy and Political Science), and Travis Rosenlieb (senior, Philosophy)--qualified to compete in the National Championship.
Thirty-six teams from across the United States and Canada competed in the day-long tournament held on February 21, 2016, in Reston, VA. CSUB’s team performed well during the competition, making it to the quarterfinals (top 8). The team was also a finalist (out of five) for the Landenson Award, given to the team that best exemplified the event’s overarching spirit of engaged rational exploration of complex issues through civil discussion. The team prepared for nearly six months under the supervision of Associate Professor of Philosophy, Dr. Debra Jackson.
Support for the CSUB Ethics Team was provided by the Kegley Institute of Ethics, the Office of the Vice-President of Student Affairs, the Office of the Provost, and the Office of the President.
Congratulations to The Runner for receiving several awards last weekend!
As reported by Jennifer Burger, the adviser for The Runner newspaper, she and 10 staff members attended the Associated Collegiate Press convention and California College Media Association banquet in Los Angeles, CA. Under the leadership of Editor-in-Chief Esteban Ramirez, The Runner won seven awards!
California College Media Association:
1st Place, Best Sports Photo: AJ Alvarado
3rd Place, Best Photo Series: AJ Alvarado
3rd Place, Best Sports Story: Esteban Ramirez
Honorable Mention, Best A&E Story: Shelby Parker
3rd Place, Best Special Issue 40th Anniversary Issue
Honorable Mention, Best Website, The Runner Online
Best of Show contest, Associated Collegiate Press:
7th Place, Best Website - Small School for The Runner Online