Literature and Writing

Food, Ethics, and Culture

There is a certain truth to the saying, “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.” After all, practically everyone, man and...

Deconstructing Nelson Mandela’s Legacy

What do people talk about when they talk about Nelson Mandela? Carolyn Holmes, ’06, asked this question at last week’s symposium on the life and...

Sochi Olympics’ ethical problems overshadow spirit of cooperation

We have all seen the stories about the less-than-perfect conditions of the 2014 Winter Olympic games. There are stories of un-flushable toilets, malfunctioning snowflakes,...

6th Annual Undergraduate Ethics Symposium

It's not every weekend that undergraduate students from across the nation gather at the Janet Prindle Institute of Ethics to inquire on a wide...

Ubben Lecture by TOMS founder offers chance to think and act

On Sunday, March 2nd, Blake Mycoskie, the president and founder of TOMs will deliver a speech about his story and his revolutionary Buy One...

Greencastle Feels Repercussions of Government Shutdown

Greencastle’s USDA office was closed. Indiana’s Social Security office was closed. The federal government was closed. The government shutdown on October 1st shocked citizens across the country....

Does Literary Fiction Teach Empathy?

One important component of ethical reasoning is empathy, the ability to know what it's like to be someone else in another situation. Knowing what...

Are Gender Specific Books Wrong?

The Independent just announced that they are going to stop reviewing books that target specific genders, so-called "boy books" or "girl books". Read the...

International Experience is Crucial for Our Education

International Education week is a joint operation of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to promote programs that encourage...

US outsources production and pollution to China with unintended consequences

All actions have consequences, and it turns out that the production of goods on the other side of the globe has consequences for air...