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On tap: intriguing topics, serious fun, and a $600 grand prize

In the June 19th edition of the online magazine, Concentrate Media Ann Arbor, A2Ethics was featured in its "guest blog" of the week.

We happily welcomed the opportunity to give three good reasons why the Ann Arbor city council should pass ethics and professional guidelines for elected officials, including the mayor, city council members, appointed commissioners, as well as independent contractors and consultants doing business with the city.

The A2Ethics Big Ethical Question Slam is an annual community event, that like ethics, means different things to different people taking part. Our video tells the Slam story and why people have decided to join this unique, competitive ethics think-up and show-off. 

On February 20th, issued a press release to local media outlets about the outcome of Slam 3.

One-of-a-kind event offers mind-binding topics, serious fun, and a $600 grand prize.

What may I NOT do in attempting to make a living?  Is it wrong for a real estate agent to represent both the buyer and the seller? Is 'slum tourism' unethical? Is it ever acceptable to prescribe a placebo treatment to a patient who doesn't require treatment, but is adamant about receiving it? Should the U.S. military be prohibited from deploying automated drones on ethical grounds?

On November 26th, issued a press release to local media outlets about our podcast interview with two members of the U-M Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl Team. Please share this podcast and help spread the word about the Michigan Ethics Bowl Team as well as the 2012 Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl competition in general:

On October 2, 2013, A2Ethics issued a press release to local media outlets about our new City & Local Ethics podcast series. Please share this news with other A2Ethics enthusiasts: launches the City & Local Ethics podcast series to invite discussion on ethics guidelines for local office holders

Jennifer Conlin, a frequent contributor to the New York Times, and newly appointed board member of A2Ethics has been awarded a National Endowment for the Arts/ Knight Foundation grant as a winner of their first annual Community Arts Journali

Enthusiasm for reforming education continues unabated. Ideas are orbiting everywhere. We are glad to be a part of this international discussion, especially when we consider the many ethical issues involved in education reform. 

The cold weather could not keep the 100 or so Big Ethical Question fans away from Slam 2. If you didn't see it, you won't know who won. It was close. Second place went to Arbor Hospice Ethics team, in part for their response to a question about whether it is ethical to omit qualifications as important as having a doctorate from your resume...because you don't want to be placed in the overqualifed dead resume pile. Who won? 

Watch the video below to find out.

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