Ethics Bowl team heads to nationals

Ethics Bowl team heads to nationals

Team members are, back row, from left, Walker Edwards, Chris Cunningham, Tony Moran, Kate Miller, Drew Dudley and Oliver Tonkin. Front row, from left, Karanbir Hundal, Kyle Kettler, Mikayla Messing, Maddie Bien and Sarah O’Neill.
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Team members are, back row, from left, Walker Edwards, Chris Cunningham, Tony Moran, Kate Miller, Drew Dudley and Oliver Tonkin. Front row, from left, Karanbir Hundal, Kyle Kettler, Mikayla Messing, Maddie Bien and Sarah O’Neill.

UNL's Ethics Bowl team won the Rocky Mountain Regional Competition of the Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl on Nov. 2.

The UNL team’s undefeated run through the regionals assured its spot in the national competition Florida early next year – a first for the university.

UNL’s Robert J. Kutak Center for the Teaching and Study of Applied Ethics sent two teams to compete in the regional event, which was at the University of Colorado at Boulder. In competition, teams present resolutions to ethical dilemmas before a panel of judges and an opposing team.

The winning squad included Oliver Tonkin, a senior global studies and political science major; Kate Miller, a senior philosophy major; Tony Moran, a junior philosophy major; Sarah O’Neill, a junior global studies and political science major; and Maddie Bien, a junior anthropology major. They will travel to Jacksonville, Fla., to compete in the national Ethics Bowl on Feb. 27.

Hundreds of students in teams across the United States and Canada compete in ten regional Ethics Bowl competitions each fall. The teams argue and defend their moral assessment of some of the most troubling and complex ethical issues facing society. Questions address a wide array of topics in business and professional ethics, in personal relationships and in social and political affairs.