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Introducing NHSEBBridge


NHSEBBridge, a new initiative from the Parr Center for Ethics, will bring the Center’s celebrated National High School Ethics Bowl program to new areas of the country, with a focus on under-resourced schools and underserved communities.

05/10/20Introducing NHSEBBridge

  In the 2020-2021 school year, NHSEBBridge, a new initiative from the Parr Center for Ethics, will bring the Center’s celebrated National High School Ethics Bowl program to new areas of the coun … Continued

Welcome Fellows!


Our 2020-2021 Fellows are here!

01/10/20Welcome Fellows!

We’re excited to have you! This year we have accepted our largest cohorts of undergraduate and graduate fellows to the Parr Center. We are thrilled to welcome all of our students, new and old! Student … Continued

Ethics Bowl is back.


The Parr Center launches its 2020-2021 Ethics Bowl season, both regionally and nationally.

14/09/20Ethics Bowl is back at the Parr Center.

The Parr Center for Ethics is proud to launch the 2020-2021 season of the National High School Ethics Bowl, as well as opening registration for our own North Carolina High School Ethics Bowl.   T … Continued

New Ethics Scholar Program


UNC undergraduates who complete significant work within ethics can now receive university recognition on their official transcript!

05/08/20New Ethics Scholar Program

As of 2020, the Parr Center is pleased to be able to offer a structured program for Carolina undergraduates from all fields of study who are interested in ethics. Students who participate in the progr … Continued

Join our Fellowship!


Our Application Portal is now open for UNC undergraduate students!

16/07/20Undergraduate Fellowship Application

The Parr Center Undergraduate Fellowship is a selective co-curricular program for which students are chosen on the basis of a written application and a personal interview with Parr Center staff. Crite … Continued

New Outreach Director


Help us welcome Michael Vazquez, our newest team member!

16/06/20Outreach Director Michael Vazquez

We are very excited to welcome Michael Vazquez as the Parr Center’s new Outreach Director!

Pandemic Ethics Dashboard


Check out UNC Public Health Professor Jim Thomas's updated Pandemic Ethics Dashboard.

16/06/20Pandemic Ethics Dashboard

We were lucky to get a preview of Dr. Jim Thomas’s (UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health) Pandemic Ethics Dashboard at his virtual Ethics Around the Table conversation in April, but we’re even … Continued

2020 Celebration & Poster Show


Watch our new video!

22/04/202020 Celebration & Poster Show

Celebration & Poster Show Each Spring, the Parr Center recognizes and bids farewell to Graduating Seniors and International Students. On Thursday, April 23rd, 2020 at 5:30PM EDT the Parr Center he … Continued

Welcome Marina!


Meet the newest member of the Parr Center team, Marina Greenfeld, our new Administrator!

15/01/20Welcome our New Administrator, Marina Greenfeld

We are more than excited to usher 2020 in with Marina Greenfeld as our new Administrator. Marina is a graduating senior at UNC, a Parr Center Fellow, and an all around great addition to our team! She … Continued

Sally's New Position


Sally is the new Director of Undergraduate Programming

15/01/20New Director of Undergraduate Programming, Sally Moore

Due to the increasing demand from Undergraduate students at UNC to become more involved with the Parr Center for Ethics we have had the pleasure of creating a new staff position, Director of Undergrad … Continued

Steve is Leaving


We will miss you Steve!

15/01/20Outreach Director, Steven Swartzer, to Fordham University

Our longstanding Outreach Director, Steven Swatzer, will be transitioning into a new role staring January 2020. He will serve as the Associate Director for Academic Programs and Strategic Initiatives … Continued

New Branding


Check out our redesign!

15/01/20Parr Center Rebranding Project

Recently, the Parr Center for Ethics has worked with UNC Creative on a rebranding project to refresh the Parr Center’s look. As you’ll see in our new social media posts and poster designs we have a be … Continued


Staff Retreat

15/01/20Staff Retreat

The Parr Center Staff took to the garden for their second annual Beginning of the Year Staff Retreat. We traveled to UNC’s Botanical Gardens which inspired ideas and strategic plans for growth within … Continued

Fellow Thanksgiving


Thankful for our Parr Center Fellows!

15/01/20Fellow Thanksgiving

Undergrads and Grad Fellows gathered in Caldwell Hall library and mailroom to celebrate friendship and their hard work. We are grateful for all of our Fellows! The meal was a collection of homemade tr … Continued


Creepy Crawlin' Caldwell

15/01/20Spooktacular Event

The Carolina Forum for Ethics, UNC’s first and only Undergradaute club dedicated to exploring and discussing Ethics, were inspired by the age and innate creepiness of Caldwell Hall and decided to deco … Continued

Fellow Retreat


A look back at the Fellow Retreat

15/01/202019-2020 Fellow Retreat

The 2019-2020 members of the Parr Center Fellowship went on a retreat with the UNC Ropes Course for a time of team building, on-boarding, and plenty of fun!   The on-boarding included a portion w … Continued

Eating Ethically


Carolina Forum for Ethics 2nd Event

15/01/20Eating Ethically

Carolina Forum for Ethics held their Second Event of the Year titled “Eating Ethically”directly before the Thanksgiving holiday. Speakers included UNC Philosophy PhD students: Brielle Balance, Frances … Continued

Halloween Shenanigans

Scooby-Doo where are you?

15/01/20Halloween Shenanigans

The Parr Center was in rare form this Halloween as the staff dressed up as Scooby Doo characters. By the end of the day, we produced a spoof of the Scooby Doo Theme Song. Click here to watch the video … Continued

Pumpkin Carving Contest

See this year's winners of the Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest!

15/01/20Pumpkin Carving Contest

Given the theme “Ghastly”, each Undergraduate Fellow team was tasked in carving a pumpkin they believe most embodied this word. The Philosophy department voted and the top three pumpkins were announce … Continued

2019-2020 Parr Center Graduate Fellows


The newest Parr Center Graduate Fellows!

15/01/202019-2020 Graduate Fellows

This year there were new requirements to become a Parr Center Graduate Fellow, yet this year the program experienced more growth than ever before! The Parr Center is proud to induct these students int … Continued

2019-2020 Parr Center Undergraduate Fellows


The Parr Center's Newest Additions to the Undergraduate Fellowship!

15/01/202019-2020 Parr Center Undergraduate Fellows

With a pool of many accomplished applicants, this year’s selection process was tough. After much deliberation and careful thought, we are proud to induct these 40 students as this year’s Parr Center U … Continued

Undergraduate Reading Groups!


Want to join in on the discussion while enjoying catered food? Apply today!

14/01/20Reading Groups, Spring 2020

What is a reading group? This Parr Center is thrilled to announce our inaugural suite of Reading Groups in Ethics! Reading groups meet, with a leader, over dinner to discuss a book relevant to ethics. … Continued

Director, Sarah Stroud, on Chapelboro Radio Station!


Want to hear about how our Director is making a difference at UNC?

16/12/19Director, Sarah Stroud, on Chapelboro Radio Station!

Parr Center Director, Prof. Sarah Stroud, is a featured professor in the Focus Carolina series (which profiles UNC academics who are making a difference). Beginning the week of December 16, 2019, tune … Continued

Apply to be a Graduate Fellow!


Are you a UNC Graduate Student interested in Ethics?

04/09/19Apply to be a Graduate Fellow!

Parr Center Graduate Fellows manage a dedicated pool of money reserved for collective activities of their choosing they might choose, e.g., simply to dine together and discuss work several times per y … Continued

Apply to be an Undergrad Fellow!


Looking to apply to our Undergraduate Fellowship program?

04/09/19Apply to be an Undergrad Fellow!

What is an Undergraduate Fellow? Parr Center Undergraduate Fellows are a key component of the Center’s team. The fellows work to help develop, design, and promote events and programs for their peers a … Continued

Undergrad Fellow Recruitment 2019


What has the Parr Center been up to in the first weeks of the semester?

04/09/19Undergrad Fellow Recruitment 2019

During the first few weeks of class the Parr Center tabled at Fall Fest and held three events to gain undergrad interest for our Fellowship. This was our largest recruitment yet!   Parr Center at … Continued

Welcome to the Team!


Over the summer the Parr Center hired two fantastic staff members!

04/09/19Welcome to the Team!

The Parr Center for Ethics is very excited to announce and welcome our two new new staff members: Event Coordinator, Jordan Lifer and NHSEB Director, Alex Richardson! Jordan received a BA in Economics … Continued

2019 Fellow Celebration and Posters


Want a tiny snippet of our first annual Parr Center Undergraduate Fellow End of the Year Celebration? We thoroughly enjoyed sending off our graduating seniors and exchange students with a touching evening of laughter, smiles...

03/05/19Fellow Celebration and Poster Show

Want a tiny snippet of our first annual Parr Center Undergraduate Fellow End of the Year Celebration? We thoroughly enjoyed sending off our graduating seniors and exchange students with a touching eve … Continued

Kenan Moral Purpose Award Essay Contest Winners!


What role does a liberal arts education play in creating a full life? Duke senior Kimberly Perez and UNC-Chapel Hill senior Adesh Ranganna provide answers in their Kenan Moral Purpose Award-winning essays...

03/05/19Kenan Moral Purpose Award Essay Contest Winners!

What role does a liberal arts education play in creating a full life? Duke senior Kimberly Perez and UNC-Chapel Hill senior Adesh Ranganna provide answers in their Kenan Moral Purpose Award-winning es … Continued

E.A.T. with Karolyn Tyson


On March 7th, we held our first Ethics Around the Table (EAT) of the year featuring Karolyn Tyson, UNC Professor of Sociology. She discussed her work “Trust in Time of Crisis and Change: Black Parents...

03/05/19Ethics Around the Table: Karolyn Tyson

On March 7th, we held our first Ethics Around the Table (EAT) of the year featuring Karolyn Tyson, UNC Professor of Sociology. She discussed her work “Trust in Time of Crisis and Change: Black Parents … Continued

Moral Obligations to Returning Veterans


The Carolina Forum for Ethics is UNC’s first and only undergraduate club dedicated to discussing and exploring ethical matters. Their first event of the 2018-2019 academic year...

03/05/19Moral Obligations to Returning Veterans

The Carolina Forum for Ethics is UNC’s first and only undergraduate club dedicated to discussing and exploring ethical matters. Their first event of the 2018-2019 academic year was titled “Moral Oblig … Continued

Our New Director, Sarah Stroud


Sarah Stroud joined the Parr Center in 2018. She was previously Professor of Philosophy at McGill University, where she taught from 1993 to 2018. She holds degrees from Harvard (A.B.) and Princeton (Ph.D.). She works across...

08/02/19Our New Director, Sarah Stroud

Sarah Stroud joined the Parr Center in 2018. She was previously Professor of Philosophy at McGill University, where she taught from 1993 to 2018. She holds degrees from Harvard (A.B.) and Princeton (P … Continued

Our NEW Undergraduate Blog: Parr Heels


Beginning in the 2018-2019 year, this will be a space for blog posts by the Undergraduate Fellows at the Parr Center for Ethics, UNC’s home for ethical inquiry. The Undergraduate Fellows are involved in every...

08/02/19Parr Heels: Undergraduate Blog

Welcome to the Parr Heels Blog! Beginning in the 2018-2019 year, this will be a space for blog posts by the Undergraduate Fellows at the Parr Center for Ethics, UNC’s home for ethical inquiry. The Und … Continued

Ethics Across the Disciplines: Paula McAvoy


On February 25th, we hosted our first ever Ethics Across the Disciplines event. This is a new initiative by Director, Sarah Stroud to connect ethics to different departments across UNC’s campus. Our guest speaker was ...

08/02/19Ethics Across the Disciplines: Paula McAvoy

On February 25th, we hosted our first ever Ethics Across the Disciplines event. This is a new initiative by Director, Sarah Stroud to connect ethics to different departments across UNC’s campus. Our g … Continued

NC High School Ethics Bowl


On Saturday, January 26th students from all across North Carolina came to UNC’s campus to compete in this year’s North Carolina Regional High School Ethics Bowl. The UNC’s University Communications ...

08/02/192019 North Carolina High School Ethics Bowl

On Saturday, January 26th students from all across North Carolina came to UNC’s campus to compete in this year’s North Carolina Regional High School Ethics Bowl. The UNC’s University Communications fe … Continued

National High School Ethics Bowl Winners!


Students from across the United States came to UNC-CH to discuss complex and timely ethical dilemmas in the 7th annual event! ...

08/02/192019 National High School Ethics Bowl Winners!

Students from across the United States came to UNC-CH to discuss complex and timely ethical dilemmas in the 7th annual event! Visit the National High School Ethics Bowl and Parr Center for Ethics Face … Continued