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“Public Philosophy For All” fans convene in Ypsilanti for confounding questions and convivial commentary

Ann Arbor, MI – On the evening of April 18, Ypsilanti’s Corner Brewery became the ethics epicenter of Washtenaw County when four competing teams, members of the University of Michigan Philosophy Department, volunteers from host organization A2Ethics, and a devoted and curious audience launched the 10th Annual Big Ethical Question Slam.

MICHIGAN TAKES ON NEW YORK IN THE FIRST EVER “BOWL ONWARD” ETHICS CASE STUDY COMPETITION

Teams from Ann Arbor Huron High and New York’s Bethpage High School Compete in the First Virtual High School Ethics Bowl Follow-up Match

Nearly 100 Students from 10 Schools Defy the Elements to Participate in the Now-Legendary “2019 Polar Vortex Burst Pipe High School Ethics Bowl”

IN ETHICS BOWL VICTORIES, FIRST-GENERATION COLLEGE STUDENTS FIND TOOLS FOR SUCCESS

As the 2018 school year comes to a close, seniors on the Wayne High School Ethics Bowl team are celebrating both an impressive legacy and an exciting next step.

Ann Arbor, MI – High school students from around the area put pen to paper over the past few weeks to write about some issues that mattered to them – and most notably, the ethical dilemmas that accompany them – in this year’s A2Ethics case competition.

PUB GRUB AND ETHICS COME TOGETHER AT NINTH ANNUAL BIG QUESTIONS SLAM FOR EVERYDAY PHILOSOPHERS

Ann Arbor, MI – Earlier this month, six teams of  “everyday philosophers” converged at Conor O’Neill’s Irish Pub to bring their unique perspectives to bear on some common and not so common ethical questions – cheered by a crowd of fellow philosophy fans and reviewed by a panel of three judges whose day jobs ARE in philosophy.

TWO FOR ONE: “THE HERD” WINS MICHIGAN HIGH SCHOOL ETHICS BOWL TWO YEARS IN A ROW

Wayne Memorial High School, Pioneer High School Finalists in 5th Annual Bowl

SERIOUS AND ENTERTAINING, BOISTEROUS AND BRAINY, THE BIG ETHICAL QUESTION SLAM IS BACK… AND COMING SOON TO A PUB NEAR YOU

Once again, teams of “everyday philosophers” will tackle some of the most compelling issues of our time while contending for a $600 grand prize at Ann Arbor’s iconic thinking-and-drinking event

Ann Arbor, MI – Is it ethical for banks to raise the credit lines of financially vulnerable customers? What are the moral limits of lawyer-client privilege in murder cases? Should protester anonymity be protected in all venues? What ethical considerations should be taken into account in emergency medical evacuations?

Ann Arbor, MI – For the past two years, the Ann Arbor deer cull has been the subject of much conversation among Ann Arborites — and this fall, it will be the subject of conversations across the country, too, as an ethics case for regional High School Ethics Bowls in twenty-five states outside Michigan.

Huron High School senior Miguel Cisneros’s case “The Cull”, written with help from fellow Huron students Ellie Makar-Limanov and Frank Seidl, has been picked for inclusion in the case study set featured in regional competitions leading up to the National High School Ethics Bowl.

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