We are delighted to report that our very own undergraduate ethics bowl team just competed in last Saturday’s Rocky Mountain Regional Ethics Bowl at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. Our team debated eight challenging cases, ranging from the ability of minors to consent to medical treatment to responses to historical racial injustices, and from the right to habeas corpus for Happy the elephant to interstate travel for abortion services. We are so incredibly proud of all the hard work, extensive research, and late-night conversations our team—Lilith Clark, Pavas Gupta, Ryan Hauger, Carmen Valdez Ortega, and Zaina Jasser—put in over the last two months.
"One lesson we’ve learned this time is that even though we like to think of ethics bowl as a model of doing, rather than just learning about, philosophy, there is still a difference between doing ethics well and doing ethics bowl well... but we turned it into a valuable teaching moment to reflect on how best we should approach and communicate ethical reasoning before a more general audience." - Ding, Ethics Bowl Club Coach
Again, please join us in congratulating our amazing team for what they’ve been able to accomplish in such a short amount of time!