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Apr 18 2018 | Sara Button
In some ways, Fay Niker had been working towards her specific position as a postdoc at the McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society for years. She had seen the call for applications years ago while completing an MPhil at Oxford, and it couldn’t have come at a better time. Niker had been...
Apr 18 2018 | Sara Button
From a young age, Ted Lechterman was sensitive to injustice. This heightened sensitivity led him into political activism as a teen, and a pursuit of a political science bachelor’s degree, with the goal of eventually working in political policy or advocacy. “But something about my coursework didn’t...
Apr 18 2018 | Sara Button
One of the hardest questions adults often get from children is “Why?” Why is the sky blue? Why does our dog stick its tongue out when the weather is hot? Why do I have to have a baby sister? Interdisciplinary Ethics Fellow Desiree Lim was no different. “Growing up in a relatively conservative...
Apr 17 2018 | Sara Button
Hannah Carnegy-Arbuthnott had always loved learning, so no one was surprised that she ended up at Oxford studying philosophy and German. But after she graduated with her bachelor’s degree, she took a job doing marketing. “I got quite bored very quickly and realized my happy place was in the library...
Apr 16 2018 | Sara Button
For Laura Gillespie, what began as an avoidance of math class became a lifelong pursuit. She was completing her undergraduate prerequisites and had to take an honors seminar. The choice was between a class on fractals, which combined art and mathematics, and another class called "History of...

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