BC Students to Debate Ethics and Civic Responsibility at Statewide Ethics Bowl

January 28, 2016

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Four students from Bridgewater College will compete Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 against students from Virginia’s 15 other leading independent colleges and universities in a debate involving ethics and civic responsibility.

The Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges (VFIC) 17th annual statewide collegiate Wells Fargo Ethics Bowl will be held at Hollins University in Roanoke, Va. The event is free and open to the public.

Participating from Bridgewater are seniors Mack McDonald of Bristow, Va., and Michael Penney of Bridgewater, Va., junior Grey Robinson of Glade Spring, Va., and sophomore Emily Brooke Morris of Grottoes, Va. The faculty coordinator for the team is Jacob Graham, an assistant professor of philosophy and religion.

Many notables from the business sector, law, education, finance, journalism and other fields will hear team presentations and offer reactions to the students' presentations.

The Ethics Bowl will begin Jan. 31 at 2:30 p.m. at Hollins’ Dana Science Building, in the Babcock Auditorium, with the first matches scheduled for 3:30 p.m. in various classrooms throughout the Moody Center and the Dana Science Building.  On Feb. 1, rounds three and four will begin at 8:45 a.m. The final round of competition will take place at 11:15 a.m. in the Babcock Auditorium. The public is invited to attend the match sessions free of charge. The winning team will be announced at 12:30 p.m.

Founded in 1952, the VFIC is a nonprofit fund-raising partnership supporting the programs and students of 15 leading independent colleges in Virginia.