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Apr 18 2018 | Sara Button
Just before she started her undergraduate coursework at the University of Wisconsin, Lindsey Chambers asked a friend’s older brother, who had attended the same school, what his favorite class had been. His answer surprised her a little: Philosophy 101. “I had no idea what I was in for, but if it...
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...

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