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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
Associate Professor Brent Sockness will be stepping down as faculty director of the Ethics Center’s Undergraduate Honors Program on August 31, concluding over five years of service marked by excellence and innovation. Associate Professor of Political Science Alison McQueen has been appointed as the...
Jun 4 2020 | Rob Reich
The recent killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery have sparked national outrage and forced us to confront, yet again, our long and disturbing history of racial injustice, police brutality, and oppression against Black Americans.  To act effectively and bring about social change, we...

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