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Jun 12 2020 | Diana Aguilera
The digital public sphere is a new reality that many people participate in but very few understand. As a junior, Madeline Libbey embarked on a mission to comprehend this realm. In her Ethics in Society honors thesis, she examines how the new structural conditions and realities of the digital public...
Jun 12 2020 | Diana Aguilera
Why do we give kids a break when it comes to criminal law? This is the fundamental question explored by Amanda Orbuch in her Ethics in Society honor thesis. The multiyear process of the Undergraduate Honors Program helped Orbuch find her own philosophical voice and the intellectual courage to...
Jun 12 2020 | Diana Aguilera
Alexandra “Mac” Taylor does not shy away from a challenge. As a junior, Taylor took on America’s criminal justice system. Her honors thesis, “The Ethics of Judicial Decision-Making in Sentencing: A Case for Excluding Risk-Assessment Algorithms from Federal Judgeship,” explores the connection of law...
Jun 12 2020 | Diana Aguilera
How does the digital space foster or hinder public arenas for deliberation? Ethan Oro examines this pressing question in his honors thesis.
Jun 8 2020 | Diana Aguilera
When Stanford Education Professor Emeritus Eamonn Callan arrived on campus in 1999, he admits his ego was rather more robust than it had been. At the same time, one thought often occupied his mind. Five years later, he shared this thought with incoming students at the Graduate School of Education.

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