Bringing students together to discuss complex ethical dilemmas from four local colleges, the 2018 Ethics Bowl competition was held at the CCBC Catonsville campus this Saturday. This amazing event provided an opportunity for students to enhance their critical-thinking and analytical skills at a time never as important as today. Participating teams from University of Maryland Baltimore County, Montgomery Community College, Towson, and CCBC debated over several cases that were presented to them. These cases can be viewed here: Ethics Bowl Cases 2018
The competition was sponsored by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Yep, that’s the same foundation that sponsors the CCBC-JHU partnership in the Humanities for All summer research experience that I have obsessively blogged about here, here, and here. It seems like anything that the Mellon Foundation touches becomes awesome. My passion for humanities is sustained because of the Mellon Foundation’s continued and generous support of all things in the humanities.
Did you miss attending the 2018 Ethics Bowl? Care to observe what the event looked like? Want to see how bright, energetic, and deep-thinking our students are? Want to observe a judge’s critique of one panel? What are the rules and regulations? Well! Student life ambassador and Mellon scholar, Anderson Jaggernauth, at my request, was very kind to take many pictures and these videos below:
These are the kind of experiences that should be defining our student lives and college studies. This is the kind of respectful intellectualism that is so unfortunately devoid in today’s times. This is the kind of camaraderie and mutualism that we need among our college students.
I was happy to cover this event and root for our home team to win. And they won!
Want to get involved with the Ethics Club at CCBC or participate in the next Ethics Bowl competition?
Contact Nick VanHorn, Philosophy Program Coordinator at:
OFFICE: CCBC ESSEX
Arts & Humanities Hall 239