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Santa Clara University

Markkula Center for Applied Ethics

June 2013 Newsletter

Center News

Character Educations at the Catholic School Principals’ Institute

Principals from throughout the San Jose Diocese will gather at SCU June 13 to hear presentations from Center Bioethics Director Margaret McLean on astrobiology and from curriculum designer Mary Kindig on social learning and restorative justice.


Digital Journalism in the Public Square

The theme of this year’s Roundtable on Digital Journalism Ethics was the impact of online media on public discourse. Speakers included Wikimedia Foundation Director Susan Gardner, and Google News Head Richard Gingras.


Ethics Center Milestones

A timeline of the Center’s first 25 years highlights the people who founded the organization and the activities that have become its signature programs in bioethics, business ethics, campus ethics, character education, government ethics, and Internet ethics.


The New Digital Divide (video)

Silicon Valley entrepreneur Kim Polese addresses a new and growing digital divide: the one between those who have high-speed wired broadband access to the Internet in their homes, and those who don't.


Reporting Bookings (case study)

Under pressure to book an order that has not yet been committed, a CFO goes to the Audit Committee in this case study, written by student fellow Alexis Babb. Babb was named Outstanding Student Entrepreneur by the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.


Ethics and Water Use

A roommate who takes long showers inspires a student dialog on how universities might encourage water conservation in the dorms. The project was a collaboration between the Center and Professor Chad Raphael’s class in environmental communications.


Santa Catalina School by Santa Catalina School, available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial license on Flickr.