Education

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...

“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...

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...

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...

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...

Ethics of School Cancellation – Day of Inclusion

With the recent announcement of details regarding DePauw University’s Day of Inclusion activities, some in our community have questioned whether cancellation of school and...
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Ethics of the Virtual Snow Day

Across the country, schools are experiencing high numbers of school cancellations due to weather and illness outbreaks. While usually these events bring a couple...
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All Clubs Are Created Equal

For more than a year, students at North Putnam High School - not far from the Prindle Institute - have been attempting to form...