Emory & Henry College Students to Debate “Ethics and Social Media”

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Posted on: Friday, February 1st, 2013 by Brent Treash

Four students from Emory & Henry College will participate in The Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges (VFIC) 14th annual statewide collegiate Wells Fargo Ethics Bowl on February 10-11, 2013, on the campus of Randolph College in Lynchburg, Va. The Emory & Henry team will compete head-to-head against other highly qualified student teams from Virginia’s 15 leading independent colleges and universities, debating a variety of case studies highlighting ethical dilemmas.  The Emory & Henry College student team members are: Spencer Black, Senior; Sarah Welch, Senior; Anne Marie McLean, Junior; and Colin Christensen, Junior.

Many notables from the business sector, law, education, finance, journalism and other fields will listen to team presentations and offer reactions to the students’ presentations.

The Ethics Bowl program will commence with an opening session on Sunday, February 10 at 2:30 p.m. at Randolph College’s Wimberly Recital Hall, with the first matches scheduled for 3:30 p.m. in Smith and Main Halls.  On Monday, February 11, rounds 3 and 4 will begin at 8:30 a.m.  The final round of competition will take place at 11:00 a.m. in the Wimberly Recital Hall of Presser Hall.  The public is invited to attend the match sessions free of charge.  The winning team will be announced at 12:15 p.m. on Monday.  The team from Hampden-Sydney College took home the trophy at the 2012 Ethics Bowl after defeating Sweet Briar College in the final round.   

Founded in 1952, the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges is a nonprofit fund-raising partnership supporting the programs and students of 15 leading independent colleges in the Commonwealth: Bridgewater College, Emory & Henry College, Hampden-Sydney College, Hollins University, Lynchburg College, Mary Baldwin College, Marymount University, Randolph College, Randolph-Macon College, Roanoke College, Shenandoah University, Sweet Briar College, University of Richmond, Virginia Wesleyan College and Washington & Lee University.  For additional information on the VFIC, visit www.vfic.org.