High school students come to UNC-Chapel Hill in third annual Ethics Bowl competition, sponsored by the Parr Center for Ethics

April 13, 2015

On April 9-11, twenty one teams from across the U.S., and one team from Canada, traveled to Chapel Hill to compete in the third annual National High School Ethics Bowl, hosted by the Parr Center for Ethics. Congratulations to The Waterford School (first place), Phillips Exeter Academy (second place), Areté Preparatory Academy (third place), and to the Georgiana Bruce Kirby Preparatory School, who won the Spirit of the Ethics Bowl award! All of the teams were terrific, as were the judges, moderators, and volunteers who made the weekend a success!

Read our UNC news coverage, see the whole thing on Storify, and check out our album on Facebook.

Kenan Moral Purpose Award: Submissions Due April 12

March 19, 2015

Submissions due Sunday April, 12! Email your essay to Katelin Kaiser.

The Kenan Moral Purpose Award is given for the best undergraduate student essay on the role a liberal arts education plays in students’ exploration of the personal and social purposes by which to orient their future and the intellectual, emotional, and moral commitments that make for a full life.

Established in honor of the Kenan Institute for Ethics’ 15th anniversary at Duke, the award is now in its third year and has been expanded to include students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, thanks to a partnership with the Parr Center for Ethics.

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Call for Undergraduate Applications: PIKSI 2015

February 12, 2015

The American Philosophical Association (APA) is has opened applications for the 2015 Philosophy in an Inclusive Key Summer Institute (PIKSI). PIKSI program is designed to encourage undergraduates from underrepresented groups to consider future study of philosophy.

PIKSI undergraduate fellow applications are due March 13. Applications can be submitted here.

Undergraduates and recent graduates from underrepresented groups such as women, African Americans, Chicano/as and Latino/as, Native Americans, Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, LGBTs, economically disadvantaged communities, and people with disabilities are urged to apply.

For more information visit: http://www.apaonline.org/news/216204/PIKSI-2015-Call-for-applications.htm.

North Carolina High School Ethics Bowl on Saturday, January 10

January 8, 2015

The third annual North Carolina High School Ethics Bowl will take place at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Saturday, January 10, 2015 hosted by the Parr Center for Ethics. Ten schools across North Carolina and Virginia will field 14 teams—our largest Ethics Bowl to date!

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