Education

Why the “M” Requirement is Not Enough

After an emotionally-charged and educational first DePauw Dialogue, many students, faculty, and staff are asking: What's next? in terms of campus-wide education and commitment...

Language Ethics and Government Accountability

"Many of the ensuing problems call for solutions that cannot wait for the world to agree on a universal right to move, some of...

Ethics in Research: Is the Government Catching Professors Cheating?

At the 2015 Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE) conference a few weeks ago, I went to a breakout session on ethical research...

Are Public Schools Teaching Kids to be Moral Nihilists?

Justin McBrayer, wrote this interesting piece for the New York Times.  He argues that there is a misleading distinction embedded in the common core standards...

The Fairness of Science Fairs

The science fair is a common part of the elementary and middle school education; students create a project, like a baking soda and vinegar...

“Insert Trigger Warning Here” Ethics

While 2013 was declared the "Year of the Trigger Warning," it is important to revisit the idea of adding trigger warnings to course syllabi...

New Student Privacy Law Won’t Extend to College Students

This week it was announced that the Student Digital Privacy and Parental Rights Act, which will soon be introduced to Congress for consideration, will not...

Education and a Free Society: A Libertarian Perspective (Part One)

If liberty is so fundamentally important to libertarians, then they should readily support means of achieving and maintaining it. Taking it as a given...

Ethics of Meritocracy in Education and The American Dream: “Why I...

As a millennial and current college student, I understand the struggle of endless nights in the library, clinging to your coffee, dreaming about sleep, and...

Is it Wrong to Ask Where Else You’re Applying?

When we all were seniors in high school, we filled out the numerous applications to universities that we hoped would accept us and would...