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Mar 27 2014 | LILY LAMBOY
  Honesty. Integrity. Fairness. Wisdom. Kindness. Humor. Grit. These all seem like great qualities. Any parent would feel lucky to have a child who tells the truth, treats others with consideration, displays a sense of humor, and works hard to overcome challenges. But do schools have...
Mar 14 2014 | SALIL DUDANI
If two people are drowning, you can only save one, and one of them is your wife, are you permitted to save her? According to writer Larissa MacFarquhar, most people would say yes. She pushes the scenario a step further: What if it’s a choice between saving five people or your wife? Twenty people?...
Feb 28 2014 | SALIL DUDANI
On February 5, Art and Art History Professor Jan Krawitz’s film Perfect Strangers was screened in Annenberg Auditorium. The film follows kidney donor Eldona (Ellie) and kidney recipient Kathy over the course of four years as they navigate the complex ethical and emotional terrain of organ donation.
Feb 25 2014 | ANNE EVERED
Imagine you are Kevin Spacey on the Netflix original series House of Cards. You play the ruthless Frank Underwood, who uses whatever means available (murder, blackmail, manipulation, etc.) to climb the political ladder. The show is extremely popular, largely because of your success at playing this...
Feb 21 2014 | JUSTIN TACKETT
The last time you finished a novel or short story, your emotions might have been stirred, your intellect exercised, or your curiosity disappointed. But were your morals improved?