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A game of ads: Why violence in advertising is seizing the throne
The hike in violent content is call for concern, says Dr. Kirk O. Hanson, a business ethicist and executive director of Santa Clara University's Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.
DeseretNews, July 15, 2014
(Also published in DAILY MESSENGER)

Hospitals Are Mining Patients' Credit Card Data to Predict Who Will Get Sick
"If the physician already has the information, the relationship changes from an exchange of information to a potential inquisition about behavior," says Ryan Holmes, assistant director of health care ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.
BloombergBusinessweek, July 3, 2014

Facebook runs into uproar over experiment that tested emotional reactions
The debate highlights "a big gap in what consumers really understand about platforms like Facebook," said Irina Raicu, director of the Internet ethics program at Santa Clara University's Markkula Center, who believes most users don't give much thought to why they see particular items on the site.
San Jose Mercury News, June 30, 2014

Your Doctor Knows You're Killing Yourself. The Data Brokers Told Her
The strategy "is very paternalistic toward individuals, inclined to see human beings as simply the sum of data points about them," Irina Raicu, director of the Internet ethics program at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, said in a telephone interview.
Bloomberg, June 26, 2014
(Also published in CONSUMERIST and The Tribune-Democrat)

Quinn: A glimpse into what they know about the Digital You
But that sense of reassurance is misplaced, says Irina Raicu, director of the Internet Ethics program at Santa Clara University. "The profiles are being used not only to market to us, but also there is a predictive aspect to this," she said, adding that several industries such as insurance are based on making predictions. "I don't know what is worse, if they have accurate information or inaccurate information."
San Jose Mercury News, June 24, 2014

Hire-Fire Episode Raises Legal and Ethical Issues
Hana S. Callaghan, director of government ethics at Santa Clara University's Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, said a public employee "has a duty to fairly and impartially represent all of the public that he or she serves."
Santa Monica Lookout, June 19, 2014

New smartphone app to help you make ethical decisions
Miriam Schulman, associate director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University in California, where the app was developed, said people could use the app for anything from weighing up whether to put their parents in a nursing home to choosing ethical investments.
The Economic Times, June 1, 2014
(Also published in NDTV, OUTLOOK, THE FINANCIAL EXPRESS,
INDIA TV, Business Standard and IBN Live)

Democratic leader to file ethics complaint, says Heineman should drop NU bid
Outside of specific laws, there are still general ethical questions raised by this situation, said Hana Callaghan, director of governmental ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.
Omaha.com, May 29, 2014

Snapchat CEO 'Mortified' by Leaked Stanford Frat E-Mails
"I worry about a world in which everyone is going to be judged by what they said privately to their friends while drunk and in college," said Irina Raicu, director of the Internet Ethics Program at Santa Clara University.
Bloomberg, May 29, 2014

Google admits diversity of staff 'not where it needs to be'
"This is a challenge to the Silicon Valley," said Irina Raicu, director of the Internet ethics program at Santa Clara University. "While this was an important step forward, it doesn't mean that Google should just sit back now."
THE IRISH TIMES, May 29, 2014

App takes the strain out of tricky moral dilemmas
Distilling ethics down into an app might be problematic for some philosophers, but not for Miriam Schulman, associate director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University in California, where the app was developed.
NewScientist, May 28, 2014

Our Growing Fiscal Addiction
As graduation draws near, seniors at Santa Clara face many important decisions, including which jobs to apply for and accept as our first major steps into life after college.
Nellie Bohac is a senior finance and political science double major.
The Santa Clara, May 22, 2014

Setting the Tone and Culture for Ethics in the Finance Department
Healthcare company immediately came up during a Proformative interview with Kirk O. Hanson, executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University. "Probably the saddest, single example of the manipulation of accounts at that time was the failure of multiple CFOs at HealthSouth to blow the whistle," he says
The Santa Clara, May 22, 2014

But Is That Ethical? Ask This App.
But simplicity is part of the idea, says Miriam Schulman, assistant director of the applied-ethics center. "We tend to work with people where the rubber meets the road," she says. The point is not to get a client up to speed on thousands of years of moral philosophy, says Ms. Schulman. Instead, it's to get him or her to deliberate in a slightly more organized way.
THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION, May 16, 2014

Privacy Pathways: Santa Clara University Announces Privacy Law Certificate
During the same week the IAPP welcomed its 16,000th member, Santa Clara University (SCU) School of Law responded to the meteoric growth in career opportunities for privacy professionals by launching a new certificate in privacy law that's among the first of its kind in the nation.
IAPP, May 14, 2014

GOOGLE'S NIGHTMARE: European Court Rules That People Have A 'Right To Be Forgotten'
Irina Raicu, internet ethics program director at Santa Clara University, said that there's no straightforward answer when determining whether or not this is a positive step for the internet.
BUSINESS INSIDER, May 13, 2014

How Should Facebook Handle Suicide Photos?
This week, a Marine veteran documented his suicide process on Facebook, and the photos stayed up for days. When a suicide is broadcast via social media, the content toes a line for companies. Is it graphic even when the user chooses to show it?
Irina Raicu, Internet Ethics Program Director at Markkula Center for Applied Ethics joins the discussion.
HUFFPOST LIVE, May 9, 2014

Businesses aren't people; they don't have a conscience
Manuel Velasquez is the Dirksen Professor of Management at Santa Clara University and the author of "Business Ethics: Concepts and Cases," the most widely used business ethics textbook in the world.
MarketWatch, May 2, 2014

Could new net neutrality rules fuel piracy?
"I think it just speaks to the way consumers are just pushed to the limit here," Ms Raicu says. "In a world where people feel like the big companies are allowed to act unethically and without any kind of regulations, I think it's more likely to prompt people to respond the same way."
BBC News, April 28, 2014

Making an Ethical Decision App
The BBC's William Crawley talks with Center Assistant Director Miriam Schulman about the Center's step-by-step guide through difficult decisions.
BBC Sunday Sequence, April 20, 2014

App Bar: Wildlife Witness, Ethical Decision Making, Lawteller
Decisions, decisions. Who doesn't occasionally need help thinking through an ethical quandary or two? The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University graces your iOS device with an interactive moral compass in the form of a step-by-step process for analyzing an ethical problem.
Law Technology News, 18 April, 2014

Ethical Decision Making: Why Good People Do Bad Things
James W. Balassone, executive in residence at Santa Clara University's Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, believes accepting this fact and being conscious of it is a very important step in ethical decision making.
Spin Sucks, 17 April, 2014

Getting Help With Ethical Issues
Need help resolving an ethical dilemma? Here are three models and tools that will help lead you to the best possible decision.
Talking Ethics, 13 April, 2014

Ethical Decision Making iOS App Is Like A Conscience In Your Pocket
It’s the work of Santa Clara’s Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, who earlier this year invited tech CEOs to sit down with the Dalai Lama.
Cult of Mac, 11 April, 2014

Conscience-on-the-Go: Ethicists Put Out Their Own App
"Well, the best entry was ethical decision-making for behavior at parties," Schulman said, adding that it was made by a group of sophomore engineering majors. "They didn't totally understand the ethics, but it was a clever idea. Really very clever."
re/code, 10 April, 2014

20 Essential MOOC Courses In Business
This course examines the product lifecycle from concept to launch to maturation, covering areas like market research, business models, positioning, pricing, customer expectations, forecasting, and risk management.
Poets and Quants, 9 April, 2014

Tech firms challenged over hiring practices
Jim Balassone, with the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, says figuring out exactly how much money in wages was lost is a lawyers' game. But, he says, the emails discovered during the lawsuit help connect the dots.
MARKETPLACE TECH, 8 April, 2014

Ethics: There's an App for That!
"Making an Ethical Decision," a new app from the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, offers a step-by-step guide for people faced with tough ethical dilemmas.
KLIV, 8 April, 2014

John Paul Stevens: By the Book
What books on the law would you most recommend to the general reader? And to a student of law?
Ken Manaster's "The American Legal System and Civic Engagement" to the general reader; Leon Green's "Judge and Jury" for law students.
The New York Times, April 3, 2014

Overseas trips, Stanford football tickets and meals were among gifts given to San Mateo County politicians last year
Keeping track of every free meal and gift is time consuming but important, said former Santa Clara mayor Judy Nadler, who served as a senior fellow at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University from 2003 to January of this year.
San Jose Mercury News, 3 April, 2014

Business Ethics 101: Care, Deliver and Do The Right Thing
Highly ethical companies have a dedicated, conscious plan and strategy that is regularly monitored, tweaked and taken very seriously. It permeates all aspects of the business....Here are some excellent resources for articles on business ethics from Santa Clara University Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.
Small Business Trends, 3 April, 2014

Bridge report details blurred lines in Christie office: State workers by day, campaign volunteers at night
Nadler, a former senior fellow in government ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, said using the same employees who have inside knowledge of these local officials to then seek endorsements gives Christie's campaign an unfair advantage.
NorthJersey.com, 2 April, 2014

Why Software Engineering Courses Should Include Ethics Coverage
A portion of this article appears in the introductory section of "An Introduction to Software Engineering Ethics"—a concise curriculum module available at no cost, to all professors, from the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.
Communications of the ACM, March, 2014

Quinn: Deciding between equality and free speech at Mozilla
And promoting Eich is not in conflict with Mozilla's self-defined principles of an open Internet, said Irina Raicu, the director of the Internet Ethics program at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.
San Jose Mercury News, 30 March, 2014

Tech giants lose round in wage-fixing suit
"Business people talk about competition and free markets, but they dream of monopoly and control," said Jim Balassone, director of business ethics programs at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University in Silicon Valley.
CNET, 28 March, 2014

Free podcast series on corporate social responsibility
Several podcasts by David Yosifon (Law) were featured on the Washington Post blog Volokh Conspiracy, discussing corporate social responsibility vs. duty to shareholders.
Washington Post blog Volokh Conspiracy , 23 March, 2014

Why Customers Will Pay A Premium For Basic Human Decency
In fact it trumps cost, wait time and various other factors that patients usually grumble about. Dignity Health, one of the country's five biggest health providers, launched a Hello HumanKindness initiative last year as its own effort to acknowledge the reality.
Forbes, 19 March, 2014

The Power Of Compassion To Drive Your Bottom Line
A few weeks ago, Dean shared the stage with the Dalai Lama at Santa Clara University, where they led a session on the advantages that come from a compassionate business model. The event represented an important bridge between entrepreneurship and ethics, co-sponsored by Santa Clara's Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, named after Apple co-founder Mike Markkula, and the Stanford University School of Medicine's Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education.
Forbes, 19 March, 2014

Top housing official's nephew doubled salary through overtime, perks
Judy Nadler, former senior fellow in government ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, said family members working for each other causes problems. Direct supervisors like Bounthon could be more resistant to writing a negative performance evaluation, for instance, because they are aware of the family connection.
The Center for Investigative Reporting, 11 March, 2014

David Gray, Religious Studies Q & A about the Dalai Lama
Religious Studies Professor David Gray discusses teachings on ethics, compassion, and business ahead of His Holiness the Dalai Lama's visit to the Mission Campus.
Santa Clara Magazine, 2014

Why Software Engineering Courses Should Include Ethics Coverage
Software developers create the architectures that govern our online and increasingly our offline lives—from software-controlled cars and medical systems to digital content consumption and behavioral advertising. In fact, software helps shape, not just reflect, our societal values. Are the creators of code aware of this power and the responsibilities that go with it? How, and to what extent, are they trained in the ethics of their discipline?
COMMUNICATIONS of the ACM, March, 2014

Finding Awakening in All Things
While Ignatian spirituality and Tibetan Buddhism are radically distinct traditions, their core teachings reveal a deep spiritual kinship on finding the divine in all things, says scholar Thomas Cattoi.
Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, Santa Clara University, March, 2014

CalOptima Board Considers Expanding Its Foundation
Judy Nadler, consultant to the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, said that because of the foundation's new size and potential local impact, its goals should be clearly spelled out for the public, and existing nonprofits need to publicly weigh in "before they [the CalOptima board] make a decision of this nature."
Voice of OC, 6 March, 2014

The Techie Image Problem Isn't Just San Francisco's Issue
Business ethicist James O'Toole recently made the case for caring more about your employees' off-the-job behavior.
INC.com, 5 March, 2014

Facebook Will Be First Private Company in U.S. to Pay for Full-Time Beat Cop
Judy Nadler, the former mayor of Santa Clara and the senior fellow in government ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, also has never heard of this particular relationship.
And she warned aloud that any city engaging in such a partnership must assure the public that "no priority is given to Facebook. The potential for the conflict of interest, if Facebook asks for an expansion or a waiver of a parking ticket" is certainly there.
NBC Bay Area, 5 March, 2014

The Dalai Lama Comes to Silicon Valley
The Dalai Lama came to the hard-driving high-tech corridor with a tough message: corporate compassion is a real thing, and it can't be faked or used solely for a profit motive.
by Kirk O. Hanson
FaithStreet, 3 March, 2014

Politician and parent: The behind-the-scenes struggle to balance work and family
Those who take jobs in public office run the risk of becoming detached from their families, according to Judy Nadler, a former adjunct faculty member at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.
Desert News, 2 March, 2014

Quinn: Companies struggle with how we live on in the digital afterlife
California is not one of the states that has tweaked its laws around post-mortem social networking accounts.
All of this worries Irina Raicu, the director of Internet ethics at Santa Clara University's Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.
San Jose Mercury News, 28 February, 2014

Allocating Resources — A Wicked Problem
MARGARET R. McLEAN is ethics center associate director and director of bioethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics and senior lecturer in religious studies at Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, Calif. In 2007, she consulted with the Santa Clara County Public Health Department on ethical preparedness for pandemic influenza.
28 February, 2014

The Dalai Lama Thinks Silicon Valley Needs a Dose of Compassion
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama spent three days in the Bay Area, but he wasn't just maxin' and relaxin'. He was speaking on different panels about tough issues like finding balance and the pursuit of happiness. And he had some choice words for the influencers in Silicon Valley: "Even business needs a sense of ethics."
Slate, 27 February, 2014

His Holiness, Inc.: The Dalai Lama as a Spiritual Mega-Brand
Sponsored by the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics* and the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research (CCARE) at Stanford University, the event aimed to enlighten alumni, students, faculty, and others from the surrounding business community in the sold-out auditorium on the ways in which practices of compassion can enrich—spiritually and materially—the lives of business people.
ReligionDispatches, 26 February 2014

THE DALAI LAMA: A DIALOGUE ABOUT COMPASSION
While the audience continued to chatter amongst each other, without any reservations, His Holiness walked across the stage at Santa Clara University's Leavey Event Center Monday for the dialogue on "Business, Ethics and Compassion."
Religio Magazine, 25 February, 2014

Santa Clara: Dalai Lama says companies should also teach compassion
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama brought his message of compassion and peace to one of the most cutthroat, competitive business centers in the world, telling a Silicon Valley audience Monday to put less emphasis on a materialistic life and adopt a sense of "mission."
San Jose Mercury News, 25 February, 2014

Dalai Lama advises business leaders on compassion
The Dalai Lama proffered a simple message for the hard-driving innovators, disrupters and profit-drunk business titans of Silicon Valley on Monday during an appearance at Santa Clara University: "If you forget about others' happiness, you will suffer more."
San Francisco Chronicle, 25 February, 2014

Dalai Lama Stresses Compassion and Kindness at Santa Clara University
Downplaying the significance of his own presence, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, visited Santa Clara University on Feb. 24. It marked the first visit by a Dalai Lama in the Jesuit institution's 162-year history.
Silicon Valley Metro, 25 February, 2014

Protesters Gather Outside Santa Clara University as Dalai Lama Visits
The Dalai Lama is visiting the South Bay Monday for a sold-out event at Santa Clara University that already drew out protesters the same morning.
Patch.com, 24 February, 2014

Dalai Lama reminds Silicon Valley that mom's affection can scale globally
The leader of Tibetan Buddhism delivered his message to a Silicon Valley crowd at Santa Clara University as more people are questioning how technology wealth affects the region that spawned its success.
Silicon Valley Business Journal, 24 February, 2014

Opinion: Learning compassion – Reflections on the Dalai Lama
SCU student studying compassion Erin Macallister
This year, I'm working with SCU Psychology Professor Thomas Plante, researching compassion development among undergraduates. I stand with the Dalai Lama in believing that compassion is an essential trait in future leaders and citizens of the world.
USA Today, 21 February, 2014

Dalai Lama's U.S. Visit: More Business, Less Tibet
In Silicon Valley, he is expected to talk business. Kirk Hanson, executive director of Santa Clara University's Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, which is hosting the Dalai Lama, said he was eager to ask him how executives "ought to handle the stress and suffering inherent in the difficult life of an entrepreneur."
The Wall Street Journal, 20 February, 2014

Dalai Lama to begin 3-day swing through the Bay Area on Saturday
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet will make three scheduled speaking appearances in the Bay Area this weekend, culminating in an appearance Monday morning at Santa Clara University, where he will engage in a dialogue on the theme of "Compassion and Business."
San Jose Mercury News, 20 February, 2014

SCU Prof David Gray: "What Silicon Valley needs to hear from the Dalai Lama"
The Fourteenth Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, is coming to Santa Clara University on Feb. 24 to speak on the topic of "Business, Ethics, and Compassion," and it seems that his timing couldn't be better.
San Jose Mercury News, 18 February, 2014

Flu dangers not over so get your shot: Column
If there were a magic shot that could protect you and your family from a nasty and deadly disease, would you roll up your sleeve for a little stick? Well, you would, wouldn't you?
USA Today, 12 February, 2014

State Treasurer Rutherford shared rooms with assistant
Jim Balassone, head of the business ethics program at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, said an executive assistant isn't a typical low-level employee and it could make sense for Rutherford and Lanning to share a room.
Chicago Tribune, 12 February, 2014

Why App Developers May Be Selling Their Souls To Apple And Google
Shannon Vallor, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Santa Clara University and author of An Introduction to Software Engineering Ethics, a free downloadable teaching tool, believes app designers can do better.
Forbes, 4 February, 2014

Searching for Ethics
As the assistant director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, I was initially excited to see that the word "ethic" was 6th on Merriam Webster Dictionary's list of terms with the greatest increase in lookups in the past year. Excellent, I thought. More people are interested in ethics.
Huff Post Education, 22 January, 2014

Maricopa County chairman in ethics flap
"If he has gone directly or indirectly to check on this and, basically, to just move it along as soon as possible, that is definitely not a good practice. That's not the way that the government should be run," said Judy Nadler, an ethics expert and former mayor of Santa Clara, Calif., who has written about ethical issues between elected officials and staff.
The Arizona Republic, 17 January, 2014

Jahi McMath: Case heads to federal court Friday
"It's a pretty rare situation," Ryan Holmes, a bioethicist with the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, told the Bay Area News Group last week.
SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS, 2 January, 2014

Santa Clara on abortion: The balance Michael Engh's decision struck
While other Catholic universities have disinvited speakers, denied honorary degrees and fought the Obama Administration contraceptive mandate, SCU has moved in the opposite direction.
SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS, 1 January, 2014

NSA targets foreigners, catches Americans: Column
It depends. If the NSA can determine that you are a "U.S. person" (i.e. citizen or green-card holder) or that you're simply lucky enough to be on U.S. soil, your communications receive some protection. However, if that determination can't be made, you are presumed to be a foreigner.
USA TODAY, 29 December, 2013

Jahi McMath: Hospital open to transferring brain-dead teen but won't perform surgery required by admitting facilities
"It's a pretty rare situation," said Ryan Holmes, a bioethicist with the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University. He said he has never heard of a patient declared brain-dead transferred to a long-term care facility.
SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS, 27 December, 2013

Washington Hospital paying for CEO's charitable giving
"Things like this cause the public to become cynical," said Judy Nadler, senior fellow in government ethics at Santa Clara University's Markkula Center for Applied Ethics. Noting that the hospital was in essence funneling money through Farber to its own foundation, she said, "That is not a very forthright way to get donations for the organization."
SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS, 26 December, 2013
(Also published in InsideBayArea News)

OC Water District Continues to Hold Secret Meetings: Are they Violating Brown Act?
Political ethicist at Santa Clara University and former Santa Clara Mayor Judy Nadler said there are few good excuses for committee secrecy.
"If you're a public agency, you can only have closed door meetings under very specific circumstances according to the Brown Act," Nadler told the Weekly.
OC WEEKLY BLOGS, 23 December, 2013

Jahi McMath: Medicine's ability to keep a heart beating complicates how death is perceived
"That is such a very, very hard thing to come to terms with -- to understand, and make peace with," said Ryan Holmes, assistant director of Health Care Ethics at Santa Clara University.
SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS, 21 December, 2013

Organ donations on death row
Here's Ryan Holmes with the Markula Center for Applied ethics. He acknowledges this is about saving lives and it may give prisoners a chance at redemption but he says there's a problem with how doctors would get the organs.
KOSU Uniquely Oklahoma, 20 December, 2013

The Fine Line Between a Tip and a Bribe for Those Who Drive S.F. Taxis
Jim Balassone directs the business ethics programs at Santa Clara University's Markkula Center for Applied Ethics. I asked him whether the money changing hands is properly classified as a "bribe" as opposed to a "tip."
KQED NEWS, 19 December, 2013

Allocating Resources — A Wicked Problem
MARGARET R. McLEAN is ethics center associate director and director of bioethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics and senior lecturer in religious studies at Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, Calif. In 2007, she consulted with the Santa Clara County Public Health Department on ethical preparedness for pandemic influenza.
Catholic Health Association of the U.S., November-December, 2013

The business-ethics MOOC taught by Kirk Hanson (Markkula) was written up in several outlets including InsideSanJose.com, The Albuquerque Express and North Korea Times.
13 December, 2013

Campaign Donation Sparks Controversy in Shirakawa Case
"The question is who is the right person for this job. Somebody senior. And is there somebody else who has not been involved in any of the races," said Judy Nadler, Senior Fellow on Government Ethics at Santa Clara University's Markhula Center.
NBC BAY AREA, 18 November, 2013

Ethics complaint filed against Tony Bennett
It's important to hold officials to strict standards even if some would dismiss it as a small slip, said Judy Nadler, a former Santa Clara, Calif., mayor who now directs government ethics programs at Santa Clara University
Indianapolis Star, 15 November, 2013

Oklahoma lawmaker wants death row organ donations
Dorman says the program would be voluntary and no inmate would be forced to give up an organ. But Ryan Holmes, assistant director of health care ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University in California, says the idea raises ethical concerns and would be "very problematic" for surgeons.
FOX23.com, 6 November, 2013
(Also published in TULSA WORLD,
The Sacramento Bee and CharlotteObserver.com)

A Call to Moral Theologians: Biotechnology Needs More Attention
Guest poster Brian Green from the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University writes this first post in what we hope will be an occasional series throughout this academic year on Catholicism and Conscience.
CATHOLIC MORAL THEOLOGY, 23 October, 2013

Imbalance between Francis, U.S. bishops undermines religious liberty campaign
In his game-changing interview with an Italian Jesuit journal, Pope Francis spoke of the imbalance in the Catholic church's engagement with the public square created by the current pastoral "obsession" with gay marriage, abortion and contraception.
NATIONAL CATHOLIC REPORTER, 23 October, 2013

Santa Clara University offers public lecture series
A second series of lectures is being sponsored by the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics which offers resources for real world ethical issues. The lectures are part of "The Conscience Project: Moral Choices in a Changing World."
THE VALLEY CATHOLIC, 22 October, 2013

On Honesty: Should finders ever be keepers? (+video)
Kirk O. Hanson, executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, calls the two incidents a "wonderful metaphor" for how people think about society. "For some people, life is about getting an advantage over others, and a piece of that involves taking advantage of others' errors and mistakes."
THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, 17 October, 2013

Mitch Daniels was paid for speech at conservative group's fundraiser
Judy Nadler, a senior fellow in government ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, said the fact that Daniels was paid to speak at the event, which named its $10,000 sponsorship level "Boilermakers Row," raises red flags.
INDYSTAR.COM, 9 October, 2013

How Interactive Media Can Scramble Your Brain
James O'Toole is a senior fellow in business ethics at Santa Clara University's Markkula Center for Applied
Strategy + Business, 26 September, 2013

Yes, but is it the right thing to do?
From business to government to college campuses, it's not always a question that gets asked. But here's how the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics set out to change that.
SANTA CLARA MAGAZINE, 30 September, 2013

Internet Ethics Program Manager Irina Raicu J.D. '09 interrogates the ethics of NSA surveillance.
As a society we still need to ask some broader questions about the rights affected by secretive programs—as well as their utility.
SANTA CLARA MAGAZINE, 28 September, 2013

Should All Software Engineers Be Required to Take an Ethics Course?
"We're hoping that if we can get professors to talk about this, at least for a day, students will take it from there."
PACIFIC STANDARD, 6 September, 2013
(Also published in Slate Magazine)

Alleged Affair of Google Co-Founder Brin Raises Ethical Issues
"Why do you have policies discouraging these kinds of relationships?" asks Jim Balassone, a former executive at Hitachi Data and IBM (IBM) who now directs the business ethics programs at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.
Yahoo! Finance, 29 August, 2013

Long Beach councilwoman proposes campaign ethics guide
A memorandum on the proposal said Sunnyvale, Livermore and Santa Clara, along with the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, have prepared similar guides for voters.
Press-Telegram News, 12 August, 2013

NSA revelations remind me of Cold War Romania: Column
I grew up in Communist Romania when all Romanians assumed they were watched and listened to by their government.
Irina Raicu is director of the Internet Ethics Program at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.
USA TODAY (COLUMNISTS' OPINIONS), 11 August, 2013

Detroit Archbishop Vigneron: Pope 'didn't say anything different' on gays
The Rev. Tom Reese, a visiting scholar at Santa Clara University in California and senior analyst at the National Catholic Reporter, agreed that Pope Francis hasn't changed Catholic doctrine.
Detroit Free Press, 3 August, 2013

"Who Am I to Judge?" Pope Says of Gay Priests
"What he has said, very forcefully and strongly said, gay people should not be marginalized, demonized," said Thomas Reese, a Santa Clara University visiting scholar and Vatican expert. "They should be included, they're our brothers and sisters."
NBC Bay Area, 29 July, 2013
(Also published in MSNBC and quoted in RD Magazine)

Papal Trip to Brazil
Latin American liberation theologians, according to Rev. Thomas Reese, SJ, say the pope may not use the words liberation theology, "but he certainly talks the talk: his concern for the poor, his desire to empower the poor to take responsibility and to be part of the community—this is very important for him. He doesn't use the word liberation theology, but his message is very close to it."
Religion & Ethics Newsweekly, 26 July, 2013

SPECIAL REPORT: Officials given access to prime game, concert tickets
Judy Nadler, senior fellow in government ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, expresses her views
KTVU Channel 2 News, 24 July, 2013

Conflicts of interest complicate San Leandro Hospital deal
But Judy Nadler, senior fellow in government ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, said the board's early actions are important. "When you are in a public position, it is more than just following the law.
CONTRA COSTA TIMES, 11 July, 2013

Newsroom Diversity: A Casualty of Journalism's Financial Crisis
Journalist Sally Lehrman, a professor at Santa Clara University, says she has heard a news executive say that "wondering about diverse voices and perspectives is a bit like wondering about the fate of Mrs. Gardner's rose garden after a tornado has decimated the entire village."
The Atlantic, 9 July, 2013

"Geography of Hate" Map Sparks Debate
But there are critics out there who call the map "misleading," and concerning because of how powerful the map visually is. Critics like Irina Raicu, who leads the Internet Ethics Program at Santa Clara University.
"It looks like the Eastern half of the U.S is one red hotspot of hatred. It turns out that when you look at all the qualifications of the people who put this together- that's not what they're saying the study shows," said Raicu."
NBC BAY AREA, 4 July, 2013

Firm tied to Willie Brown gets political boost for Hunters Point plan
"If I had to diagram this project, it would look like a family tree with lots of extra little problems," said Judy Nadler, senior fellow in government ethics at Santa Clara University.
The Center for Investigative Reporting, 2 July, 2013
(Also published in NBC Bay Area News)

Oregon Employment Department shake-up casts spotlight on accusations of nepotism
Still, the appearance of a conflict can become a problem, said Judy Nadler, a senior fellow at Santa Clara University's Markkula Center for Applied Ethics in California.
The Oregonian, 1 July, 2013

Editorial: Dallas should tailor its ethics training to specific jobs
The solution was to give council members and top staff mission-specific training during the council's annual retreat in January. Judy Nadler, a senior fellow at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, directed the daylong session.
The Dallas Morning News, 19 June, 2013

Mystery Check Leads to More Secrecy Issues at CalOptima
Judy Nadler, senior fellow in government ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, echoed Stern.
Nadler, the former mayor of Santa Clara who has been providing expertise on ethical issues for a decade, said when dealing with public agencies "the most important thing is transparency."
Voice of OC, 18 June, 2013

Ties to Connections spark Wilmington City Council bias concerns
With resigning from public office or quitting their jobs perhaps an unreasonable remedy, the three need to remember their oath to serve the public above all interests when instances of "serving two masters" arise, said Judy Nadler, a senior fellow at The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University and a former Santa Clara mayor.
Delawareonline, 16 June, 2013

NTTA board member who worked for developer gets FBI scrutiny
If the public doesn't think something was handled correctly, the damage to the public trust is just as bad as if you did something wrong, said Judy Nadler, a government ethics fellow at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University in California.
Dallasnews, 15 June, 2013

Powering the search for more women in tech
The intractable problem that even Google hasn't been able to solve so far was the recruitment of women — a symptom of the underrepresentation of women in tech.
MarketWatch, 14 June, 2013

Silicon Valley tech companies in uncomfortable spotlight over surveillance reports
"These companies are trying to expand in markets around the world. Whatever assurances the government is giving to U.S. citizens, imagine if you were living in Brazil or India. I don't see how this isn't going to hurt," said Irina Raicu, who runs the Internet program at Santa Clara University's Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.
MercuryNews.com, 8 June, 2013
(Also published in Ethics Newsline)

Ex-Santa Clara County Supervisor Shirakawa's scandal reveals lack of basic sunshine provisions
Yet the county's delay in acting, especially with two board members familiar with the issue, perplexes people like Judy Nadler, a former mayor who is a government ethics expert at Santa Clara University.
MercuryNews.com, 27 May, 2013
(Also published in CONTRA COSTA TIMES.)

Coding Skills Combine With Civic Consciousness to Improve Government
JUDY NADLER, Former Mayor of Santa Clara, Calif.: I think this is an opportunity to help, but I don't see it as any kind of a magic pill.
PBS NewsHour, 20 May, 2013
(Also published in Harvard Kennedy School.)

Shirakawa's decisive vote in ambulance deal prompts Santa Clara County scrutiny
Kirk Hanson, executive director of Santa Clara University's ethics center, agreed. "I hope the county is examining all decisions where Shirakawa's votes were decisive," he said. "And if there is specific misbehavior, I think there's grounds for reconsidering."
MercuryNews, 19 May, 2013

New Santa Clara University, San Jose Diocese "Academy of Blended Learning" to Benefit San Jose Catholic School Educators
The benefit of blended learning is to personalize the process so students learn what is important in the ways they can best learn, according to Steve Johnson, the director of the Academy at Santa Clara University. It allows learners, and those who support their learning, to select from a very large set of content and tools, he said.
The Wall Street Journal, 15 May, 2013

There's an app for that: Avoiding the ugliest business problems
Having policies -- and ethical guidelines -- close at hand in a mobile app makes sense, says Irina Raicu, the Internet ethics program manager at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.
ComputerWorld, 9 May, 2013

Erasing History
Last month Owen Tripp, a co-founder of Reputation.com, which has made a business out of helping clients manage their digital profile, advocated a "right to be forgotten" in a YouTube video. Tripp said everyone is entitled to a bit of space to grow up, to experiment, to make mistakes.
The New York Times, 28 April, 2013

Does ethics champ have a conflict?
"For someone who works to make changes, this is something that is really too big to overlook," said Judy Nadler, a senior fellow at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University in California. The nationally recognized center specializes in ethical issues, including in local government.
The Palm Beach Post, 13 April, 2013

Mt. Diablo school district's top attorney failed to disclose potential conflict
Judy Nadler, senior fellow in government ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, agreed with Speers that Rolen's failure to disclose his relationship sooner could contribute to a loss of trust in the district. In addition, she said the general counsel's use of his secretary and district fax to file divorce papers raised red flags.
ContraCostaTimes, 04 April, 2013

Pizarro: Santa Clara University's Markkula Center for Applied Ethics celebrates 25th anniversary
The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University marked its 25th anniversary with a special dinner on campus, where it honored four couples and an individual who have had a significant impact on the center.
MercuryNews, 27 March, 2013

Leading Ethicist: Jordan Brandman Plagiarized His County Report
Judy Nadler, senior fellow at the Santa Clara University Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, said the report embodies the "exact opposite" of the origin of the phrase "good enough for government work," which originally implied high standards.
Voice OF OC, 21 March, 2013

Friends, Sensors, and Anticipated Needs
Do your best friends know where you are in space and time, continuously? If not, apparently they haven't been doing their job.
Huffington Post, 05 March, 2013

The Woman Behind the Bridge
Judy Nadler, a senior fellow at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara (Calif.) University, says the lack of transparency the arrangement creates is unsettling. "It certainly looks like the inner circle is driving this, where it's actually a massive public-works project that would be paid for by the taxpayers," Nadler says.
WILLAMETTE WEEK , 27 February, 2013

Shirakawa accepts money from Silicon Valley college at center of scandal
But those disclosures involved clients during a two-year period when he worked as a lobbyist after leaving the San Jose City Council -- before becoming a full-time supervisor. Judy Nadler, a former mayor and government ethics expert at Santa Clara University, said even if Shirakawa worked for Herguan, it raises questions.
CONTRA COSTA TIMES , 22 February, 2013

Fracking chief Jim Womack attacks his enemies from the foxhole of his anonymous blog
Under these pseudonyms, Womack tossed barbs at his political opponents and reporters. (Disclosure: INDY Week staff writer Billy Ball is a former Herald reporter.) Judy Nadler, senior fellow in government ethics at Santa Clara University's Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, calls Womack's behavior "questionable."
INDY week , 20 February, 2013

West Valley councils have no consensus on reporting gifts
Accepting gifts can create a culture of entitlement among elected officials, said Judy Nadler, a senior fellow in government ethics at Santa Clara (Calif.) University. "One way we can determine what sorts of things influence them is by looking at gifts that they've received," she said.
azcentral.com , 13 February, 2013

Public Agency Attorney Ethics
ILG thanks former City Managers Arne Croce and Jan Perkins; Judy Nadler, senior fellow, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics; and City Attorneys Steve Dorsey (with Richards, Watson and Gershon and the cities of San Marino, Buena Park and Norwalk), Greg Priamos (Riverside) and Brian Libow (San Pablo) for their contributions to this article.
Western City , February, 2013

INDOT official Troy Woodruff benefited from his and his family's sales of land along I-69 route
Woodruff sought no opinion from the state's Ethics Commission on how to handle the situation.That was a mistake, said Judy Nadler, a senior fellow in government ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University in California.
INDYSTAR.com , 03 February, 2013

Dallas City Council in ethics training
The council is taking part in an all-day training session led by former Santa Clara Mayor Judy Nadler, a senior fellow at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.
dallasnews.com , 25 January, 2013

School rules guide whistle-blowers
But those outlets might not be independent enough, said Judy Nadler, a senior fellow in government ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University in California.
The Columbus Dispatch , 22 January, 2013

Wheels of Armstrong scandal turn in S.F.
"We have to be very careful about the allegations, but it seems like a classic case of a situation where there was a lot of money involved, and an overriding, almost national pride in Lance Armstrong, especially in his coming back from cancer," said James Balassone, director of the business ethics program at Santa Clara University's Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.
San Francisco Chronicle , 16 January, 2013

Tests To Avoid Second Guessing
Judy Nadler, a senior fellow in government ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University observes that when considering laws and regulations, it's best to think of them as the floor, not the ceiling.
Carlton Sears , 3 January, 2013

Discretionary council funds scrutinized
Tracking the spending often falls to a city administrator, who can't hold a public official accountable, said Judy Nadler, a senior fellow in government ethics at Santa Clara University, in Santa Clara, Calif.
azcentral.com , 30 December, 2012

Reminder to lock your car ‘brought to you by OC Supervisor Janet Nguyen’
The Watchdog asked Judy Nadler what she thought about Nguyen’s name being on the banners. Nadler, a former mayor of Santa Clara, is a senior fellow in government ethics at Santa Clara University‘s Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.
The Orange County Register , 10 December, 2012

College of the Desert inflated enrollment, overbilled state
College of the Desert's close relationship with its auditors raised red flags for Judy Nadler, a government ethics expert at Santa Clara University's Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.
California Watch , 30 November, 2012
(Also published in NBC Bay Area.)

What does 'do not track' even mean?
For almost a year, negotiators have tried to agree on a mechanism that would allow consumers to let a website know that they don't want to be tracked while they are surfing the Web.
Market Watch , 15 November, 2012

U.S. companies buy local power
It is difficult to figure out where the funds come from, because states have their own laws for the financing of campaigns. "Money gives access, and it affects especially the outcome of the election," said Judy Nadler, expert ethical governance at the Santa Clara University of California.
Parool.nl , 13 November, 2012

The 1,600 million they paid the U.S. election campaign
"The money is accessible, and definitely affects the outcome of the election," exposes the government ethics expert Judy Nadler, University of Santa Clara, in the western state of California. "A large sum of money not represent or regulated" in some states said.
Periodismohumano , 07 November, 2012

Editorial: Campaign ethics
But Judy Nadler and Miriam Schulman, in their 2006 article "Campaign Ethics" written for the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics and published in the website of Santa Clara University, reminded us of the practice's negative effect:
Sun Star , 05 November, 2012

Why do candidates lie?
In California, Ohio and 18 other states, it's a crime to make false statements about your opponent. Yet PolitiFact.com, in checking on the truth of the Obama and Romney ads, says some of the lies were so blatant they earned the distinction of "pants on fire," a rating opposite of "true."
SFGate , 06 November, 2012

In U.S., Corporate Cash Pouring into State Campaigns
"Money is access, and it definitely influences the outcomes of elections," Judy Nadler, a government ethics expert at Santa Clara University in California, told IPS. In some states, "huge amounts of money [go] unreported and unregulated."
IPS News , 07 November, 2012

Health sector opens purse for US election
Although the involvement of health-related organizations and drug manufacturers in the US electoral process is not particularly new, it raises ethical questions, says Judy Nadler, an expert in government ethics at Santa Clara University in California.
Nature , 04 November, 2012
(Also published in The Scientist.)

Why spend big bucks for job that pays nothing?
"Yes, it is more costly today" to run an election, said Judy Nadler, a senior fellow in government ethics at Santa Clara University. She pointed especially at those glossy political mailers, which can add thousands of dollars in printing and mailing costs for a single run. But, she wondered: "If this sets the bar, then how will future races compete?"
The Orange County Register , 02 November, 2012

POLST Supports Care In Context of ERDs
BY FR. GERALD D. COLEMAN, SS, and MARGARET R. MCLEAN
POLST is the last step in a discernment process helping patients determine their goals for care at the end of life. When used as intended, in the context of the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services, POLST supports the Catholic commitment to human dignity and patient-centered care during life's final transition.
Health Progress , November-December, 2012

Advanced Directives
BY MARGARET R. MCLEAN
The Following article deals with the importance of health care advance directives. October 28 to November 3 is California's healthcare division week
The Valley Catholic , 23 October, 2012

Cronyism seen in relationship behind White House state dinners
"This actually looks like good old-fashioned cronyism and/or favoritism," said Judy Nadler, a senior fellow at Santa Clara University where she directs the school's Ethics and the Public's Business program for newly elected officials. She is a former mayor of Santa Clara.
The Examiner , 1 November, 2012

Despite laws against lying, tall tales have become the norm on the campaign trail, experts say
"It happens all the time, but certainly during the campaign season it is much more evident," said Judy Nadler, senior fellow in government ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University in California.
Cleveland.com , 27 October, 2012
(Also published in ABA Journal.)

Filings reveal McKenna's taste for free travel
"When you take an oath of office, you vow to put the public interest first," said Judy Nadler, former mayor of Santa Clara, Calif., and a senior fellow in government ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.
Seattle Times , 27 October, 2012
(Also published in PubliCola.)
(Also published in The Spokesman Review.)
(Also published in The Olympian.)

Gessler alone in using discretionary fund for party events
It's not necessary for the secretary of state to be a lawyer, so the benefit of any continuing legal education credit is not to the public, said Judy Nadler, senior fellow in government ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, Calif.
Denverpost.com , 21 October, 2012

Ethics expert weighs in on Riverbank mayor's campaign
"The question mark for me is how all of this fits together," said Judy Nadler, senior fellow in government ethics at Santa Clara University's Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.
The Modesto Bee , 13 October, 2012

Editorial: Obama's Cabinet mostly closed
"Transparency is the most important thing the government can engage in to enhance public trust," Judy Nadler told us; she's senior fellow in government ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.
The Orange County Register , 1 October, 2012
(Also published in Appeal Democrat .)
(Also published in Rome Sentinel.)

Doing the Right Thing, Whatever That Is
First, it's important to know what ethics are not, said Judy Nadler, a senior fellow in government ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.
The NewYork Times, 21 September, 2012
(Also published in G7 Finance .)

The personal is political-- when it comes to information, too
We should also consider legislation that would curb the vacuuming of personal information and readjust the balance of power in our data-fueled world. Irina Raicu is the Internet Ethics program manager at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.
The Valley Catholic, 18 September, 2012

Rick Caruso's interests may be hurdles in a run for L.A. mayor
Ethics expert Judy Nadler said his Los Angeles real estate could pose conflicts of interest, even if Caruso appoints somebody else to lead his company, as he has vowed to do if he decides to run.
LA Times, 14 September, 2012
(Also published in Mad Trucks.)

Stream of Tax Dollars Fund Water District "Meetings"
NBC Bay Area presented these findings to Judy Nadler, head of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.
NBC Bay Area, 11 September, 2012

What we talk about when we talk about 'like'
Last week, both Facebook and the American Civil Liberties Union filed amicus briefs in the appeal of Bland v. Roberts, arguing that the act of "liking" something on Facebook should receive First Amendment protection. Irina Raicu is the Internet ethics program manager at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.
Market Watch, 21 August, 2012

5 ethical choices you will have to make in college
These questions and other everyday ethical issues for students form the core of a project called The Big Q, sponsored by the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University. Join the conversation.
USA Today, 22 August, 2012

Emanuel controls leftover NATO funds
"It pretty much looks like the mayor's got a fund for things he wants to spend money on," said Judy Nadler, a former mayor of Santa Clara, Calif., who is now senior fellow in government ethics at Santa Clara University's Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.
Chicago Tribune, 24 August, 2012

Ryan not always a 'deficit hawk'
Rep. Paul Ryan was not always known as a "deficit hawk". His record shows support for programs during the Bush era that contributed significantly to the national debt. Father Thomas Reese, senior fellow at Georgetown University, and Ezra Klein of the Washington Post talk with Rev. Al Sharpton.
NBCNews, 14 August, 2012

Back to basics: Advice for cities in fiscal crisis
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (MarketWatch) — Cities have become accustomed to swings in the economy, but the length and depth of the current downturn is cause for alarm. Cities from both coasts have declared bankruptcy, and others are considering declaring insolvency.
MarketWatch, 27 July, 2012
(Also published in Municipal Insider.)

Millions in health care district deals involve firms with ties to officials
"The people of the state who pay the taxes are losing," said Judy Nadler, a senior fellow in government ethics at the Santa Clara University Markkula Center for Applied Ethics. "This is alarming. It indicates a pattern of not abiding by the law and by good ethical principles."
Calofornia Watch, 13 July, 2012
(Also published in The Bay Citizen.)
(Also published in The California Report.)
(Also published in The Health And Fitness.)
(Also published in California Political News.)

Governments Use Internet To Deter, Shame Lawbreakers
Posting information about lawbreakers online is part of a larger picture, points out Kirk O. Hanson, executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics. Part of Santa Clara University, in the heart of Silicon Valley (and named for its benefactor, the first big investor in, and former CEO, of Apple), the center looks at ethics in business and other areas.
Investor's Business Daily, 03 July, 2012

Trask hire raises red flags in College of the Desert football investigation
The board raised serious ethical questions and "sent the wrong message" by going into a closed session that was likely interpreted as an exit interview with the president, said Judy Nadler, senior fellow in government ethics at Santa Clara University's Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.
mydesert.com, 2 July, 2012

COD board may have violated Brown Act
The decision to hire Trask despite his connections raises "serious red flags" about the college's lack of response, said Judy Nadler, senior fellow at Santa Clara University's Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.
mydesert.com, 1 July, 2012

Community colleges' football rosters filled with players from other states
Those in the community who've paid taxes that support their local community college "have earned their spot at the school," and should not have it taken away by out-of-state student-athletes, said Judy Nadler, a senior fellow in government ethics at Santa Clara University.
mydesert.com, 1 July, 2012

9/11 Exploitation?
David Decosse, an ethicist at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, said artistic projects that deal with the tragedy, like the films United 93 and World Trade Center, can be a public service.
Resident Media, 29 June, 2012

Maricopa County feuds cost taxpayers $28 million
"You represent the people who have elected you. And do you want them to feel that their representative can't be civil? Can't be collegial? Can't be rational?" said Judy Nadler, senior fellow in government ethics at Santa Clara University's Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.
azcentral.com, 18 June, 2012
(Also published in The Tucson Citizen.)

Charity paints home of Cheviot council president
But Senior Fellow in Government Ethics Judy Nadler of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University said Slaughter may have wanted to find another way to get this work done, because it "could very definitely give the perception that she got this benefit solely because of her position."
cincinnati.com, 11 June, 2012

Political fallout for Horne unclear
Judy Nadler, an expert in government ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, said allegations that question the integrity of a public official also can cause a chilling effect within the agency.
The Arizona Republic, 11 June, 2012

Job-training program served Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin's relatives
Judy Nadler, former mayor of Santa Clara, Calif., and now a senior fellow of government ethics at Santa Clara University, said it is a clear conflict of interest for elected officials to solicit money for a program, then allow their family to benefit from it.
Courier-Journal.com, 10 June, 2012

In NY missing boy case, account of church-group confession spotlights complex question of duty
Empathy for the victim's family should tip the scale, says Hanson, who runs the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, Calif.
Greenfield Daily Reporter, 03 June, 2012
(Also published in Associated Press.)

Catholicism, freedom and the fate of health care reform
David DeCosse is director of Campus Ethics Programs for the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, Calif
National Catholic Reporter, 31 May, 2012

Database shows drug companies pay thousands to Santa Fe doctors
It becomes problematic in their being able to render an unbiased prescription, for example," said Margaret R. McLean, the associate director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University. McLean, who is also the center's director of biotechnology and health care ethics,
Santa Fe News, 25 May, 2012

Nandalall makes an ass of himself defending Brassington – Law Degree worthless
These materials were prepared for the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics program in Government Ethics by Senior Fellow Judy Nadler and Communications Director Miriam Schulman. The Center provides training in local government ethics for public officials. For more information, contact Judy Nadler.
Guyana Observer News, 22 May, 2012

SJ Disability Retirement Investigation
We also showed our findings to Kirk Hanson, the Executive Director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University and an expert in government ethics.
NBC Bay Area, 21 May, 2012

Automate Your Way To One-Day Work Week
Professor Kirk O. Hanson, executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, chuckled upon hearing K's tale. "If the company is not aware of something like that, shame on the company," he said in a phone interview. "A company should be able to detect when an employee has automated some process."
Information Week, 11 May, 2012

Prof. Hanson Discusses Yahoo! Resume Flub

ABC News, 4 May, 2012

Does the 'Error' on Scott Thompson's Resume Matter?
If you're interested in further parsing the ethics of padding a resume, was the subject of today's Forum on KQED, with guest Kirk Hanson, professor and executive director of Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.
The Bay Citizen, 8 May, 2012

Yahoo furor claims a victim
"I think they're moving in the right direction," said Kirk Hanson, executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University. "One would hope that a week to 10 days is adequate to resolve this. Their task is to be deliberate but also to get Yahoo off the front pages."
Silicon Valley, 8 May, 2012

Yahoo chief comes under pressure over academic qualifications claim
Kirk Hanson, executive director for the Markkula centre for applied ethics at Santa Clara University in Silicon Valley, said: "The board really is boxed into a corner. They have to ask themselves, 'Can this leader serve as a moral example or moral leader for our company?' Behaviour rolls downhill. If the CEO exaggerates a little, then others in the organisation will exaggerate a lot."
The Guardian, 8 May, 2012

Resume padding: the first "unavoidable ethical dilemma in a business career."
Kirk O.Hanson is a guest on Michael Krasny's FORUM NPR radio show today for the 10-11 am hour.
KQED Radio, 8 May, 2012

Third Point LLC Letter To Yahoo! Begins Process Under Delaware Law To Obtain Books And Records Relating To CEO Scott Thompson And New Directors' Vetting Processes
"If Thompson fudged his education he should be fired, and questions should be asked of board member Patti Hart, who led the search committee that picked Thompson, some experts said. 'Sadly for Yahoo and its investors, I think the board has no choice but to terminate the CEO unless it can clearly be shown that someone else made the error,' said Kirk Hanson, executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University." See Yahoo Confirms CEO's Education Misstated, Will Launch Probe, San Jose Mercury News, May 4, 2012.
marketwatch.com, 7 May, 2012

Biz Break: Oracle-Google trial has split decision, pressure builds on Yahoo CEO, and Facebook begins IPO roadshow
In his Monday letter, Loeb cites the opinions of several experts and analysts from news coverage of Thompson's bio gaffe, leading off with Kirk Hanson, executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, telling the Mercury News last week: "Sadly for Yahoo and its investors, I think the board has no choice but to terminate the CEO unless it can clearly be shown that someone else made the error."
Mercury News, 7 May, 2012

Yahoo CEO Faces Calls For Ouster After Inaccuracy
Thompson, Yahoo's fourth full-time CEO in the past five years, had just started to revamp the company, but he probably won't be around much longer, predicted Kirk Hanson, executive director for the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University in Silicon Valley.
The Associated Press, 7 May, 2012
(Also published in NPR.)

Yahoo CEO's resume may be his undoing
Thompson's misstatement about his academic credentials isn't something that should be brushed aside, said Kirk Hanson, executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.
ZDNet Australia, 7 May, 2012

Yahoo urged to sack chief over résumé
"A board has no choice but to remove [a chief executive] if there is reason to doubt their trustworthiness in a matter like this," said Kirk Hanson, head of the Markulla Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, in Silicon Valley.
Financial Times, 4 May, 2012

Yahoo confirms CEO's education misstated, will launch probe
"Sadly for Yahoo and its investors, I think the board has no choice but to terminate the CEO unless it can clearly be shown that someone else made the error," said Kirk Hanson, executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.
mercurynews.com, 3 May, 2012
(Also published in Inside Bay Area.)

Could Houston ISD trustees' ethics rules go from maligned to model?
Those are the kinds of ethical guidelines that please Judy Nadler, senior fellow for government ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University in California.
Texas Watchdog, 3 May, 2012

Who should pay for college – parents or students?
You can win a $100 Amazon gift certificate for the best undergrad response to the issue, Who should pay for college? Go to www.facebook.com/mybigq and click the contest tab to enter. The contest is part of The Big Q, an online dialog for college students about the ethical issues in their everyday lives. Miriam Schulman, assistant director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, manages the program.
USA Today, 29 April, 2012

Protesters Descend on Wells Fargo, 24 Arrested
We hear from Reverend Richard Smith, a priest associate at an Episcopal parish in San Francisco's Mission District who took part in today's protest. And host Cy Musiker talks with Kirk Hanson, executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.
KQED News, 24 April, 2012

State audit reaffirms Burnham Wood issues
Being landlord to a district where Burnham also serves as the superintendent and board member is troubling, said Judy Nadler, senior fellow in government ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University in California.
elpasotimes.com, 23 April, 2012

Michael A. Hackworth - Silicon Valley entrepreneur and philanthropist - dies at 71
He also served on many boards, including the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University. He also created the Hackworth Fellowships at Santa Clara University 10 years ago.
mercurynews.com, 23 April, 2012
(Also published in Santa Cruz Sentinel.)

Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District plans new $2.6M lab
"It is very unusual in economic times such as ours to have public agencies go on building sprees," said Judy Nadler, a former Santa Clara mayor and now a senior fellow in government ethics at Santa Clara University.
mydesert.com, 15 April, 2012

Critics Say Health Districts
Judy Nadler -- a senior fellow in government ethics at Santa Clara University's Markkula Center for Applied Ethics -- said, "[W]e have public agencies that are collecting money that is not being used for the purposes for which the agencies were originally established."
californiahealthline, 12 April, 2012

Next Generation Ethics
"Among the younger generation, there's an active search for a grounding for their ethics," says Kirk O. Hanson, executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.
Advancing Philanthropy, 26 March, 2012

San Jose Pension System Questioned
"I would be very concerned if I was on that board," Judy Nadler is a senior fellow in government ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University and is a former mayor of the city of Santa Clara.
NBC Bay Area, 26 March, 2012

Panel that reviewed Bay Bridge foundations has ties to Caltrans
Judy Nadler, former mayor of Santa Clara, now a senior fellow at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, said the panelists' participation on powerful, overlapping boards could bias them to favor past decisions – a particular weakness when weighing possible wrongdoing by Caltrans.
The Sacramento Bee, 26 March, 2012

Our View: State refuses to accept transparency
Nationally, many governments are making just such reforms, Judy Nadler said; she's senior fellow in government ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics in Santa Clara. "They're going online and having their materials seen easily by the public. That's important." She also suggested that public libraries make it easier for citizens to "sit down and spend time reading the government budgets," with assistance, if needed, from librarians.
appeal-democrat.com, 18 March, 2012

UC Berkeley professors condemn light punishment for administrator
As a learning institution, a university should have higher standards than other employers, said Judy Nadler, a former Santa Clara mayor and now a senior fellow in government ethics at Santa Clara University's Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.
Mercury News, 16 March, 2012

As the Uninsured Go Without Care, Health Districts Hold Reserves of Money
"The outrage factor is we have public agencies that are collecting money that is not being used for the purposes for which the agencies were originally established," said Judy Nadler, a senior fellow in government ethics at Santa Clara University's Markkula Center for Applied Ethics and a former mayor of the city of Santa Clara. "For a public agency to hold on to that money with the thought that it may be used at some point for some project defies explanation."
The New York Times, 10 March, 2012

How ethics can help you land a job
I've participated in lots of hiring decisions as part of my work at Santa Clara University's Markkula Center for Applied Ethics — we've conducted searches for student workers, interns and professional staff. That experience has shown me that candidates' ethics have a real impact on whether or not they get the job.
USA Today College, 7 March, 2012

Maricopa County golf tourney raises concerns
Government risks compromising public trust if it does not draw a clear line between itself and its contracted vendors, said Judy Nadler, senior fellow in government ethics at Santa Clara University's Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.
The Arizona Republic, 6 March, 2012

Lori Andrews. Facebook and privacy
Law professor/author Andrews recognizes social networks are "the defining cultural movement of our time." But as hinted by the title of her new book -- "I Know Who You Are and I Saw What You Did: Social Networks and the Death of Privacy" -- she also believes social media have greatly eroded personal privacy rights. She makes her case in a free forum Thursday, presented by the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University (500 El Camino Real): 6:30 p.m., Lucas Hall.
Mercury News, March, 2012

Japanese Speech Jammer Can Silence Hecklers, But Is It Ethical?
"There is a difference between the right to free speech and the right to talk," says Miriam Schulman, assistant director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University in California, which deals with technology issues.
newsfactor.com, 2 March, 2012

When someone you care about is depressed: The duties of friendship
According to David DeCosse, my colleague and director of campus ethics at The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, the answer may not lie in doing. "At that point," he says, "it's time to pivot from an ethics of action to an ethics of presence. We can accompany our friends. And we can hope that the unmistakable signal we send that we care for them will in time help reawaken in them a sense of their own value."
USA Today College, 15 February, 2012

Business ethics come into focus at Team Challenge
Teams formed their strategies by using a framework built by professors of Santa Clara University's Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.
News Transcript, 15 February, 2012

Lawsuit raises questions about email privacy at work
Miriam Schulman, assistant director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University said that whistleblowers could have avoided the whole issue by using their own computers, "But just because you do something dumb, doesn't remove your privacy rights," she said.
computerworld.com, 3 February, 2012

Expert: Ruling is bare minimum
And when Leighton signed his name to 14 executives orders approving the hiring of his children to summer jobs, it meant he thought it was fine to give his family public jobs, said Nadler, a senior fellow at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University in California.
Citizens Voice, 3 February, 2012

No transplant for dying dad who is illegal immigrant
The hospital won't perform the transplant without a guarantee that the drugs and accompanying treatment will be paid for. Some bioethicists say the hospital should have performed the surgery because Navarro would not be taking resources away from other patients or putting his wife at serious risk. After all, many legal residents fail to follow their post-surgical plan. "Why was this patient denied the opportunity to comply?" asked Santa Clara University bioethics professor Margaret McLean.
MercuryNews.com, 30 January, 2012

Yee introduces bill to stop revolving door between CPUC and utility companies
Judy Nadler, a government ethicist at Santa Clara University, told the San Francisco Examiner in August, "The perception to the public is that insiders are making all the decisions and they're all looking out for one another because they're all interconnected."
Asian Journal, 26 January, 2012

Paid Petition Gatherers
"It's gone far, far from the original few folks who set out an ironing board or a card table and asked people to thoughtfully consider whether they wanted to support an issue," said Judy Nadler, senior fellow in government ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.
NBC Bay Area, 17 January, 2012

Bishops' conscience model makes light of practical reason
On Friday, the Federal Department of Health and Human Services announced that religious institutions would have a year before they would be required to make contraception available at no cost to all female employees. In response, the Catholic Health Association both criticized the HHS statement and called for an "effective national conversation on the appropriate conscience protections in our pluralistic country." Will the Church in the next year enter into such a conversation and possibly find solutions that balance the concerns of religious freedom with the respect for democratic equality? How this question is finally answered may well depend on what conceptual model of the Catholic conscience the Church brings to the table.
National Catholic Reporter, 23 January, 2012

How to offset your 'conflict mineral' guilt
"We're sitting here with a wealth of information about products which themselves are much more complex, and we're able to track back the products and their components further than we've been able to trace them back before," says Kirk Hanson, executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.
BBC News Magazine, 19 January, 2012

Ethics experts: Donations to city is public money
City officials have said that, because the money was donated, it should not be considered "public" and therefore subject to normal scrutiny. That interpretation troubled Perego and Judy Nadler, a senior fellow at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University in California.
citizensvoice.com, 10 January, 2012

When Office Holders Also Represent Clients, Collisions Are Likely
But a powerful state officeholder who lobbies can carry outsized influence on local officials, who may be reliant on Springfield for financial help, said Judy Nadler, a government ethics fellow at the Markulla Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University. “You’re fooling yourself if you think you can wear those two hats and not have it influence the outcome.”
The New York Times, 5 January, 2012

Records fail to disclose $235 million in state work given to officials' private interests
The failure to disclose such significant financial connections between the state and high-level public officials limits the public's ability to hold government officials accountable, according to Judy Nadler, senior fellow at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics and former mayor of Santa Clara, Calif.
knox.villagesoup.com, 4 January, 2012

(Also published in Sun Journal and Pine Tree Watch Dog).

Farewell, Father - Holy Cross Honors Its Outgoing President
Rev. McFarland's immediate plans include a six-month sabbatical at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University in California. After that, he will probably work for his Jesuit order as it consolidates its three East Coast provinces into one.
telegram.com, 4 December, 2011

Social media tools can pose ethical problems for lawmakers.
The casual and lightning-fast nature of social media makes it an easy and inexpensive tool for public officials.
NCSL, November, 2011

Before the PSB: State senator leverages fight over independent counsel for Gaz Metro merger
Jim Balassone, an ethics expert from Santa Clara University's Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, said the sides are arguing over technicalities. The bottom line is: What's fair?
vtdigger.org, 30 November, 2011

Ex-chairwoman of Detroit Metro Airport board didn't disclose conflicts of interest
However belatedly, Axt's decision to file an amended form "is better than not," said Judy Nadler, a senior fellow in government ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University in California.
Detroit Free Press, 27 November, 2011

Editorial: Capitol Hill insider trading
It's a complicated matter, Kirk O. Hanson told us; he's executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University. He said the politicians certainly have an ability to move markets, "but it's hard to tell when." For example, if a congressman gives a speech on pharmaceuticals, does that influence markets, or is it just a speech?
The Orange County Register, 17 November, 2011

(Also published in The Times News).

Closed Sessions Matter
For more, Santa Clara University's Markkula Center for Applied Ethics (www.scu.edu/ethics) offers a discussion of local government transparency, which can be unearthed by selecting "Government Ethics," then "Introduction to Government Ethics," and finally "Open Meetings, Open Records, and Transparency in Government."
The Santa Clara Weekly, November, 2011

Penn State not alone in circling wagons
By Kirk Hanson, Special to CNN
The Penn State child sex abuse scandal once again demonstrates how easily organizations, facing bad news that is not yet public, adopt a "circle the wagons" strategy to protect the institution, and convince themselves -- contrary to all evidence -- that the problem is not really very serious
CNN, 17 November, 2011

Apple Appoints New Chairman and Elects Disney's Chief to Board
"For an organization, going through the kind of change Apple is going through it can be particularly helpful," said Kirk O. Hanson, executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University. "You have changes in culture, lines of authority and changes in leadership. You want many eyes on that process and many talents being used."
The New York Times, 15 November, 2011

Penn St. and the Citadel: 'It's a desire to protect their own'
"I think this is a pattern which is not surprising," said Kirk Hanson, executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics and a social ethics professor at Santa Clara University in California. "Institutions would like to find a reason that they don't have to publicize their own failings. ... Institutions too often substitute their own interests for the interests of the victims. This is an institutional ethics problem, in general."
CNN, 15 November, 2011

Gifts and freebies, accepted by some Myrtle Beach area politicians, pose an ethical problem for others
A gift given to a public servant sends the wrong message to both the donor and the recipient," said Judy Nadler, senior fellow with the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara (Calif.) University. "From the public's perspective, the gift has the appearance of being given for one of two reasons – in exchange for a favor done or in anticipation of a favor.
MyrtleBeachonline, 14 November, 2011

Occupy Wall Street, brought to you by social media
"We'll never again see a mass movement that doesn't make extensive use of the state-of-the-art social media and communications," said Kirk Hanson, executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.
Contra Costa Times, 3 November, 2011
(Also published in Mercury News.com).

Strong ethics must start at the top, Dallas Council told
The Dallas City Council listened for an hour this morning to a discussion of ethics in government, something many residents see as lacking in the behavior of some local officials.
Dallas News, 2 November, 2011

Council Field-Trips to SMU For a Lecture on Ethics From Someone in Federal Gov't.
Ethics reforms, or at least the earnest discussion thereof, are in the air over at City Hall lately. Mayor Rawlings won his seat, after all, at least partially based on a "pro-ethics" platform (not something many people come out against, but still).
Dallas Observer, 2 November, 2011

Hard times bring out the ethics in workers
Workplace misdeeds aren't always easy to spot because they're usually the result of the ordinary foibles of otherwise-honest, ethical people. They're also often the result of stressful situations, according to Dennis J. Moberg in When Good People Do Bad Things at Work. The report is one of dozens available on the Santa Clara University Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.
CNET, 24 October, 2011

State lawmaker seeks opinion on Stanton campaign money
"Recusing yourself from a vote doesn't mean you're not having an influence," said Nad- ler, a senior fellow at Santa Clara University's Markkula Center for Applied Ethics. The politicians were not acting impartially, but as paid advocates for the college system, said Nadler, a former mayor.
azcentral.com, 19 October, 2011

About the Center for Ethics in Government
When people talk about politics, they don't talk about "the art of governing." They talk about heroes and villains, who-did-what-to-whom, and the unresponsiveness of our political leaders. They may support their own elected representatives, but they don't believe that most elected officials are trustworthy.
State Legislatures, October, 2011

Chris Moylan: Sunnyvale has been marginalized for its lack of a real mayor
Whenever a change to any system is proposed, those who have benefited from that system resist the change. It's no different with Sunnyvale Measure A, which would finally allow the citizens of the second-largest city in the county to choose their own mayor.
Mercury News, October 11, 2011

When scientists betray employers
LAST MONTH, a jury in Richmond, Va., awarded DuPont $920 million in an intellectual property (IP) lawsuit against South Korean competitor Kolon Industries . A year before, a former DuPont engineer, Michael David Mitchell, had been convicted of stealing aramid fiber trade secrets from his employer and passing them on to Kolon officials.
C&EN, October 10, 2011

Houston's largest teachers union paid nearly $500K in legal fees to union chief's son: Records
Judy Nadler, a senior fellow for government ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, said one family member employing another family member in any organization raises a host of questions.
Texas WatchDog, September 16, 2011

Ethics rules for state workers weak, critics say
"It's better to put your trust in process, not people, even in a small state" said Judy Nadler, a senior fellow in government ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.
ArgusLeader.com, September 10, 2011

Bartz breaks the rules with public comments
Bartz's reaction is "a sign of a failed relationship that certainly precedes the last two days," said Kirk O. Hanson of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.
MercuryNews.com, September 8, 2011

State auditor's report: Waste and fraud or checks and balances?
"The public is no doubt outraged (but not surprised) that the official document shows there have been some wasteful activities, signs of misconduct, incompetence or inefficiency", wrote Judy Nadler, a senior fellow in government ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.
MercuryNews.com, September 6, 2011

Organizational ethics could put ministry ahead on health reform
Health care reform is expected to have an impact on virtually every aspect of the nation's health care delivery system. Providers are beginning to plan how best to meet the promises and challenges of health care reform, and ethicists say that organizational ethics should be part of this conversation.
Catholic Health World, September 1, 2011

California workers wasted state funds, audit says
While the report doesn't "give the impression of widespread abuse in the state Capitol, it does tell us that there are a lot of things they could be keeping better track of," said Judy Nadler, a senior fellow in government ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.
SF Gate, August 26, 2011

For Wilkes-Barre mayor's family, summer jobs aplenty
Many communities realize hiring family members can influence public perception and cause workplace friction, said Judy Nadler, a senior fellow in government ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University in California, and the former mayor of Santa Clara.
The times-tribune.com, August 21, 2011

Ind. gov. hires outside firm to review fair issue
"There's this sort of automatic default to say, we have people here internally who can take a look at this ... but for something so closely affiliated with the state, it would be wise to call upon someone who doesn't have any even perceived conflict of interest," said Judy Nadler, a former mayor of Santa Clara, Calif., who is a senior fellow in government ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.
ksro.com, August 18, 2011

(Also published in Daily Journal, Greenfield Daily Reporter, CBS News.com,The Washington Post and Associated Press).

Indiana regulator gave hiring advice to utility
It's really inappropriate for a regulator to get involved in personnel decisions with a utility, said Judy Nadler, a senior fellow in government ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University in California, and the former mayor of Santa Clara.
USA Today, August 11, 2011

Louisville ethics panel enforces gift rules
A policy against gifts to gain access to elected officials while allowing groups to provide entertainment or meals creates potential conflict that could undermine public trust, says Judy Nadler, senior fellow in government ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University and a former mayor of Santa Clara, Calif.
courier-journal.com, August 15, 2011

Revolving door between PG&E, CPUC under microscope in wake of San Bruno blast
The perception to the public is that insiders are making all the decisions and they're all looking out for one another because they're all interconnected, says Judy Nadler, senior fellow in government ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University and a former mayor of Santa Clara, Calif.
The Examiner, August 15, 2011

Emails show IURC official lobbied Duke on personnel decision
It's really inappropriate for a regulator to get involved in personnel decisions with a utility, said Judy Nadler, a senior fellow in government ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University in California, and the former mayor of Santa Clara
indystar.com, August 11, 2011

Favors do influence politicians
Judy Nadler, a senior fellow in government ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University and a former mayor of Santa Clara, Calif. spoke on the issue.
Delaware Online, July 31, 2011

News Corp.'s Code of Conduct
Corporate codes, once a hallmark of the most responsible companies, have become at once more common and less meaningful, says Kirk Hanson, who directs the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.
The Daily Beast, August 2, 2011

HIRE AUTHORITY: Family connections permeate Brockton's Department of Public Works
Judy Nadler, a senior fellow in government ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University and a former mayor of Santa Clara, Calif. spoke on the issue.
Enterprise News, August 1, 2011

Suspected 'Anonymous' member appears in court
The Anonymous hackers justify their criminal actions by saying they want to expose secrets and government corruption, according to Kirk Hanson with the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.
ABC7 News, July 21, 2011

Ethics and College Students
David DeCosse, Director of Campus Ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, and Miriam Schulman, Communications Director for the center, came on the show to share their thoughts about the prevailing ethical issues that impact today's college student.
HIgher Ed Live, July 20, 2011

Teaching Students Bedside Manners Before They Hit Medical School
Pre-med students at Santa Clara University are learning bedside manners before they hit medical school through the university's Health Care Ethics Internship for Undergraduates.
Business Wire, April 11, 2011

The Ethics of Student Life
Through a new project called The Big Q, housed in Santa Clara's Makkula Center for Applied Ethics, students can engage in the ethical questions that arise in conversations about prescription drugs – namely, if students are using them to get ahead in classes, does that constitute cheating?
Inside HigherEd, July 15, 2011

House Ethics Committee reviewing Texas Rep. Michael McCaul's chief of staff
Judy Nadler, a senior fellow in government ethics at The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics in California, said the review should prompt a wider internal investigation by McCaul's team.
The Houston Chronicle, July 10, 2011

Leighton's son, neighbors landed city positions in 2009
Judy Nadler, the former mayor of Santa Clara, Calif., now serves as a senior fellow at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University. She called hiring a majority of employees from one section of the city a ""disservice" and said it's a move that could cause Leighton to overlook "some real talent."
Citizens voice, July 8, 2011

Did students at U go a step too far?
Kirk O. Hanson, executive director at Santa Clara University's Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, said he thinks the U should give any money it gets from Toepener back to StepNpull because it's "tainted."
Star Tribune, July 3, 2011

W-B mayor's daughter, niece land city internships
Regardless of resumes - even if they include graduating at the top of the class at Harvard Law School - it's "best practice" for public officials to avoid hiring relatives, said Judy Nadler, the former mayor of Santa Clara, Calif., and current senior fellow at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.
Citizens voice, July 1, 2011
(Also published in The Times-Tribune, July 2,2011 Click here to see the article)

Students Create Carbon Footprint Calculator for Campus Community
Environmental Ethics Fellow Samantha Judah describes the creation of the SCU Carbon Footprint Calculator on Voice of American.
Voice of America, June 24, 2011

SCU's Markkula Center to receive $500,000 to promote Internet privacy, ethics
Santa Clara University's Markkula Center for Applied Ethics will receive $500,000 to promote Internet privacy and ethics education, as part of a class action lawsuit settlement between Internet consumers and Google.
The Valley Catholic, June 21, 2011

MWAA Board Member Shrugs Off Ethics Complaints
Judy Nadler, senior fellow in government ethics at Santa Clara University and former mayor of Santa Clara, Calif., said she doesn't agree that Martire's vote on the resolution didn't matter because it did not change the outcome.
Herndon Patch, June 16, 2011

AGAINST THE WALL
Hackworth, the interim head of the Tech Museum during its leadership transition, made a point to recognize the nonprofit CEOs who attended the award ceremony Tuesday.They included Kirk Hanson of the Markkula Center of Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, Angela McConnell of Montalvo Arts Center, Meri Simon of Resource Area for Teachers, Cathy Kimball of the Institute of Contemporary Art and Andrew Bales of Symphony Silicon Valley.
San Jose Mercury News, June 15, 2011

Physician participation in lethal injection executions should not be banned, argue 2 ethicists
As Lawrence Nelson and Brandon Ashby report in their article, "the protocols for almost all states still leave a place for physicians, apparently on grounds that physicians have the special ability to help the prisoner die swiftly and quietly, making the execution more humane for the prisoner, more efficient overall, and (to be frank) less disturbing for everyone who witnesses or has a hand in it."Lawrence Nelson is an associate professor of philosophy at Santa Clara University and a faculty scholar in the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.
e! Science News, June 09, 2011

Is Anthony Weiner's sexting a no-sex sex scandal?
"He's shown very, very poor judgment not only in what he did, but what he did afterward," said Judy Nadler, a senior fellow in government ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.
SFGate, June 08, 2011

Family Ties Lead to Questions About OCTA Audit
But exactly when the younger Oftelie might have recused himself from the decision to hire his father is beside the larger point, said Kirk O. Hanson, executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.
Voice of OC, May 22, 2011

Records of Assembly speaker as Berkeley graduate long went unchallenged
Resume pumping by a public official is problematic, said Judy Nadler, an expert at Santa Clara University's Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
Bakersfield.com, May 18, 2011

'Sky's the limit' at U of C's new $81 million library
"I've been in this business a long time," said Judith Nadler, the university's director of libraries who started her career at U of C as a translator in 1966. "Never have I seen a library that so much gives you the sense that the sky's the limit."
Chicago Sun Times, May 17, 2011

Fiesta Bowl investigation: Russell Pearce's comments disputed by Navy
State statutes do not prohibit businesses or lobbyists from giving gifts to politicians' spouses or family members. But that doesn't mean accepting freebies is ethically advisable or appropriate, said Judy Nadler, a senior fellow at Santa Clara University's Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.
Arizona Central, May 17, 2011

Official's golf outing hits rough patch
Judy Nadler, senior fellow in government ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University in California, said she advises public officials to avoid all situations where the public may perceive they are peddling influence with contractors."
Jersey City News, May 16, 2011

Influencing Doctors
In recent years, hospitals and universities have tightened financial conflict-of-interest rules for physicians, cracking down on things like drug industry-funded speaking or consulting and kickbacks from device manufactures. But corporations still spend big bucks to sponsor medical society conventions. Does this money improperly influence these associations and their members?
KQED Radio, May 6, 2011

How To Invest In An Ethical Corporate Culture
"No company has found an effective way of evaluating and measuring non-financial risks," says Kirk Hanson, executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.
Business Insider, May 3, 2011

Top 10 Ethical Questions For Incoming Students
You got your acceptance letter. You're breathing a sigh of relief, signing up for an orientation session, and starting to think about what "dorm in a bag" set to order. But there's another way to be prepared: Imagine what you will do when you face "The Top Ten Ethical Questions for Incoming Freshmen."
Huffington Post, May 3, 2011

Activist knows both sides of law: Mistakes shaped public defender, Tea Party lawyer Tim Pappas
Judy Nadler, a former city mayor and a senior fellow in government ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, agreed. She said government employees — even taxpayer-funded attorneys — have every right to advocate for a political cause or group off the clock.
Redding.com, May 3, 2011

Upland to decide fate of Quincey
It is possible for city councils and city managers to prefer to reach a settlement with a confidential or nondisclosure agreement for the peace of the community and to avoid litigation, but it is best to have transparency, said Judy Nadler, senior fellow in government ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.
Redlands Daily Facts, April 30, 2011

Obama bolsters ethical foundation
"Almost 2,500 years ago, the philosopher Socrates debated the question with his fellow Athenians. Socrates' position was clear: Ethics consists of knowing what we ought to do, and such knowledge can be taught."
The Columbus Dispatch, April 1, 2011

Experts: Fiesta Bowl misconduct could bring felony charges
"Holy cow!" remarked Judy Nadler, a senior fellow at Santa Clara University's Markkula Center for Applied Ethics. "Just when I think I've seen it all, something like this comes up. It's striking the number of things that are wrong with this scenario."
Arizona Central, March 31, 2011

Social Media Complicates Technology Ethics Issues
The center doesn't take political positions. It provides a venue for authors, staffers and speakers to present ideas about ethical concerns in technology, says Executive Director Kirk Hanson.
Investors Business Daily, March 30, 2011

Desert Hot Springs veered from code in seeking festival promoter
"When you're trying to fast-track something that has already started off on the wrong foot, you're almost inviting a problem," said Judy Nadler, former mayor of Santa Clara and a senior fellow in Government Ethics at Santa Clara University.
The Desert Sun, March 18, 2011

So Who Gets the Armrest?
Who gets the arm rest between seats? Are you entitled to recline your seat? What's the proper way to bring food on board and eat it without seatmates staring you down? Kirk Hanson answers these and other important airplane etiquette issues.
Wall Street Journal, March 17, 2011

Trial testimony tells of inside insider deals
"The shocker in all this is Anil Kumar," said James Balassone at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at the University of Santa Clara, who had met with Kumar on several occasions. "He was a pillar of the tech community. And why? For half a million dollars? I'd wager his w-2 was far larger than that."
SF Chronicle, March 13, 2011

Most Would Cross Picket Lines For the Right Job
"Unions did not fall from heaven and they weren't a creation of the state; they were necessary for workers to have bargaining power."
Fins.com, March 9, 2011

Concern over Newsom's shared office at Founders Den
"I think that it raises a red flag and poses some important questions about fairness and how campaign relationships may have an impact on officeholder actions," said Judy Nadler, former mayor of Santa Clara and senior fellow of government ethics at Santa Clara University's Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.
SFGate, March 6, 2011

Duke CEO, IURC chief scheduled meetings
"This certainly gives the appearance of (Duke having) an inside track," said Judy Nadler, a senior fellow in government ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University in California.
IndyStar, February 24, 2011

Life as We Don't Know it
Reflective ethical concerns regarding encountering extraterrestial life and new environments need to be the foundation of our space exploration.
Consider, February 16, 2011

Gig Harbor leader's double duty
"It certainly appears he was trying to serve two masters," said Judy Nadler, senior fellow in government ethics at Santa Clara University in California.
The News Tribune, February 20, 2011

'Fair' is in the eye of the beholder
Judy Nadler, former mayor of Santa Clara, Calif., is a senior fellow in Government Ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.
Newsday, February 14, 2011

San Francisco city workers flout moonlighting rules
Just because a city worker takes a second job does not mean there is a conflict of interest, said Judy Nadler, a former Santa Clara mayor and government ethics expert at Santa Clara University's Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.
SF Examiner, February 11, 2011

District Attorney's Office looking into China trips sponsored by Hacienda-La Puente Unified
The district is in murky waters, said Kirk Hanson served as the first chairman of the Santa Clara County Ethics Commission and is now executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.
San Gabriel Valley Tribune, February 4, 2011

Gabrielle Giffords shooting fuels debate over rhetoric
The Tucson shootings feel "like a significant moment" to a nation bruised by the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression and the bitter mid-term elections in November, said Kirk Hanson of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University in California.
USA Today, January 10, 2011

Experts: Mayor's alleged fee raises questions
"When he makes a call pitching his consulting, I have to believe that the people he's prospecting know that he's the mayor," said Judy Nadler, a senior fellow in government ethics at Santa Clara University.
Orange County Register, December 10, 2010

What works to stop bullying
Steve Johnson, a former teacher and principal, is director of character education at Santa Clara University's Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.
San Francisco Chronicle, December 22, 2010

Is This the Week to Die?
Medical ethicist Courtenay Bruce, of Santa Clara University's Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, offers a rosier behavioral scenario: "Surrogate decision-makers (e.g., family members) should make decisions in accordance with the wishes of the patient and should not be driven by financial considerations," she says in an email.
thedailybeast.com, December 15, 2010

Experts: Mayor's alleged fee raises questions
"When he makes a call pitching his consulting, I have to believe that the people he's prospecting know that he's the mayor," said Judy Nadler, a senior fellow in government ethics at Santa Clara University.
ocregister.com, December 10, 2010

Port Authority contract raises ethical questions
"The fact that the company was set up close to the time this contract was written, and that it is in a field far from the expertise of the owner, creates a suspicion that can only create public distrust," said Kirk Hanson, executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University in California.
KansasCity.com, December 11, 2010

Governor Beshear's ethics rule for disclosures lacks detail
Judy Nadler, a former mayor of Santa Clara, Calif., and senior fellow specializing in government ethics at Santa Clara University, said the fair board case has implications for agencies across the state.
Courier-journal.com, November 22, 2010

When faculty meets felony
"The conviction of a felony is a bright line between acceptable behaviour and unacceptable behaviour," says Kirk Hanson, executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.
Financial Times, October 31, 2010

Cirrus Logic co-founder Hackworth honored by Silicon Valley Leadership Group
Cirrus Logic co-founder Michael Hackworth and his wife Joan were honored with the Spirit of Silicon Valley Lifetime Achievement Award by the Silicon Valley Leadership Group.
Hackworth has been active in a number of Silicon Valley-area community activities, primarily focused on arts and learning, such as the University of Santa Clara and its Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose and the Montalvo Arts Center.
bizjournals.com, October 29, 2010

Does That Request Pass the Smell Test?
It's also possible that you have simply misunderstood the request, so ask your boss to restate it. This gives him or her a chance to rethink it and possibly decide to do things another way, says Kirk O. Hanson, professor of social ethics and executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University in California.
The New York Times, October 23, 2010

Students define their morals and test their balance between work and play during college
Director of Markkula Center for Applied Ethics describes college as a perfect time to test morals and found ten types of dilemmas
The Santa Clara, September 23, 2010

Hanna firm did much business with city of Utica
Judy Nadler, senior fellow on government ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University in California, said that Richard Hanna obtaining contracts while his uncle was mayor could present some questions even if an open process was used because it's difficult for the public to know whether inside information was provided or if the relationship influenced decisions.
uticaod.com, September 18, 2010

Redding School District union rep says Wanell Stolz received preferential treatment
Judy Nadler, a senior fellow in government ethics at Santa Clara University, said board members should not take part in discussions or vote on items where they have a financial interest.
redding.com, September 18, 2010

Free tickets for Arizona school officials raises ethics questions
"The public wants to be sure their public officials are making decisions based solely on the . . . qualifications of the vendor and not because they had primo seats at a golf tournament," said Judy Nadler, an ethicist at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.
azcentral.com, September 8, 2010

The devil Bell knows
"...but residents could also use the organizational assistance of reputable nonprofit groups such as the League of Women Voters or the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University."
LA times.com, September 2, 2010

Internal Affairs: It's a family affair in Sunnyvale school board race
On the other hand, Judy Nadler, a government ethics expert at Santa Clara University's Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, found the situation "troubling." She wondered how the school district would be able to police the family's compliance.
Mercury News, August 29 , 2010

An Ethics Guide for Freshmen
Ethics professor Kirk Hanson and his students have come up with a guide to navigating those risks and challenges, which range from excessive partying to plagiarism, to dealing with difficult roommates. We discuss the ethics guide with Hanson, who directs Santa Clara University's Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.
KQED Radio, August 27, 2010

Mt. Diablo district reimbursed trustee for solar training
Eberhart should pay back the money, said Judy Nadler, a government-ethics expert at Santa Clara University's Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.
Contracostatimes.com, August 27, 2010

Open Forum: Build the mosque
How do Americans as a people make sense of the agony of that beautiful September day? One way is by walling ourselves off from each other and demanding respect for our pain. The other, better way, is the risk of freedom.
An article by David DeCosse, Director of Campus Ethics Programs at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.
SFGate.com, August 19, 2010

H-P Board Sued on Hurd Exit
Jim Balassone, who directs business-ethics programs at Santa Clara University, said H-P's board faces governance questions such as whether to split the chairman and CEO roles.
WSJ.com, August 13, 2010

Uncertainty at HP over Hurd's successor
"If you have a falsification, there's no way you can keep that person in office. They have to be an example for the company and if the CEO cheats on his expense reports, why not everybody else?" said Hanson.
Kirk Hanson is executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.
abc7news.com - KGO Bay Area News, August 09, 2010

Agoura Hills under scrutiny
Judy Nadler, former mayor of the city of Santa Clara and a senior fellow in government ethics at the Markkula Center of Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University in Northern California, said the overall issues of using employees for personal work, along with the use of materials, raise a number of red flags.
vcstar.com, August 07, 2010

HP's Mark Hurd seemed an unlikely candidate for scandal
Hurd's resignation is "just sad," said Kirk Hanson, executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, which counts HP as a supporter of its business ethics program. "Corporate heroes are few and far between, so it's sad to see another toppled by his own weakness."
Mercury News, August 06, 2010

San Jose's new cop-watcher wants to moonlight as mediator
Judy Nadler, a senior fellow at Santa Clara University's Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, said moonlighting is questionable for any top public employee and especially for the independent police auditor, given the position's controversial role and public scrutiny.
Mercury News, July 29, 2010

The Outsider
Fr. Tom Reese, Center Fellow in Public Policy at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, talks about the ways the Catholic Church is like Xerox and why women now are more important than priests
Washingtonian, July 2010

Viewpoints: Coverage of massive problems leaves the public feeling helpless
Journalists - and neighbors - can bring this knowledge out, encouraging people to act on what they already know.
An article by Sally Lehrman, who is a science journalist and a fellow at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.
The Sacramento Bee, July 26, 2010

Cheating In College Is Widespread -- But Why?
Kirk Hanson, executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, thinks the No. 1 rationalization for cheating is a heavy workload. He tells Conan that that sort of thinking can set cheaters up for a lifetime of cutting corners.
npr.org, July 19, 2010

Summer recess for elected officials
Judy Nadler, senior fellow in government ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, comments on a special report series by KLIV focusing on summer recess for San Jose and Santa Clara County elected officials
KLIV, July 9, 2010

What are just rules of engagement?
Who should bear the greater risk of death or injury in the Afghan war: American frontline soldiers in the heat of combat or Afghan civilians caught up in the conflict?
An article by David DeCosse, director of campus ethics programs for the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.
San Francisco Chronicle, July 8, 2010

Utilities sale's extra costs bring scrutiny
"No-bid contracts are dynamite ready to explode," said Judy Nadler, a former Santa Clara, Calif., mayor and a senior fellow in government ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.
Indystar.com, June 14, 2010

California stem cell research: Were voters duped?
An article by Sally Lehrman, who is a science journalist and a fellow at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.
Los Angeles Times, June 7, 2010

Campaign Ethics Workshop Held in Santa Clara
An ethics workshop was held at Santa Clara University on Tuesday with some of the candidates. They signed a pledge created by Judy Nadler, a senior fellow in government ethics at the university to run a fair and truthful campaign.
KCBS, May 25, 2010

VIDEO: To Rob a Country, Own a Bank
William Black, author of "Best way to rob a bank is to own one" talks about deliberate fraud on Wall St. He has taught previously at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin and at Santa Clara University, where he was also the distinguished scholar in residence for insurance law and a visiting scholar at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.
GlobalResearch.ca, May 21, 2010

Alien Invasion
From Hollywood to SETI's hi-tech search for extraterrestrials, aliens are invading Are We Alone?
Margaret McLean - Director of bioethics at the Markkula Center for Ethics, Santa Clara University, is one of the guest speakers.
SETI Radio, May, 2010

Offra Gerstein, Relationship Matters: Guidelines for healthy decision-making
The Markkula Center of Applied Ethics, at Santa Clara University, defines ethics, "Simply stated, ethics refers to standards of behavior that tell us how human beings ought to act in the many situations in which they find themselves -- as friends, parents, children, citizens, businesspeople, teachers, professionals, and so on."
Santa Cruz Sentinel, May 16, 2010

If There's A 'Just' Way To Wage War, What About Ending One?
For David DeCosse, editor of a 1992 reflection on the morality of the Persian Gulf War, the just war principle of "rights vindication" means Iraqis are entitled to inherit an environment that lets them determine their own destiny.
Huffingtonpost.com, May 13, 2010

'The Cat Hid My Car Keys' - Excuses Workers Make
"It's a natural reaction to play defense because there could be consequences, like getting fired," says James Balassone, executive-in-residence at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.
The Wall Street Journal, May 13, 2010

Whitman's words put spotlight on deeds
"It's nice to say if you just behave ethically, you will make profits," said Meier Statman, a professor of finance at Santa Clara University who focuses on ethics. "If that were true, life would be really easy. But...there are tradeoffs. And if you are a politician, you have to account for them."
Los Angeles Times, May 11, 2010

Morgan Hill Students Rally After Flag Flap
Kirk Hanson, executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, said the action taken by the school on Wednesday was warranted if their objective was to maintain the security and safety of the other students.
cbs5.com, April 18, 2010

Census reveals history of U.S. racial identity
An article by Sally Lehrman, who is a fellow at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University and is working on a book about race science.
SFgate.com, April 18, 2010

Workers' comp billboards feature District Attorney's Dolores Carr's name
"When they say, Avoid the 13, on billboards to crack down on drinking, they don't have 'Public Service Message from Sheriff Laurie Smith,' '' said Judy Nadler, senior fellow in government ethics from Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.
Mercury News, April 13, 2010

Microfinance: Extending financial services to the poor
An article by Jesuit Fr. Nicholas Santos. Nicholas Santos, S.J., is a visiting professor from Pune, India, at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics and Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University, California.
National Catholic Reporter, April 13, 2010

Commissioner bows out of vote on bayfront
Judy Nadler, a government ethicist at Santa Clara University, said it is troubling that Pat Kruer advocated for the project.
Signonsandiego.com, April 13, 2010

Tiger Woods ready for the Masters as focus shifts from adultery to golf
Kirk Hanson, an ethics professor and executive director of The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University in California, acknowledged fans can be fooled into believing athletes can be role models on and off the field.
News-press.com, April 05, 2010

Cashier Ethics: Do I Have to Give It Back?
For starters, you do have an ethical obligation to point out the "found money," says Margaret McLean, the associate director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University in California.
Smart Money, March 19, 2010

Ethics: For college kids, a time of temptation
The program was called "10 Ethical Choices Every College Student Faces" - catechism as catnip for parents experiencing "anxiety over their children's experience in college," theorized Kirk Hanson earlier in the day. As executive director of the Markkula Center, he presented a set of ethical dilemmas and moderated the lively discussion.
Mercury News, February 19, 2010

Poizner: Whitman consultant threatened to drive him out of governor's race
Judy Nadler, senior fellow at Santa Clara University's Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, described the message from Whitman's campaign as "not good campaign ethics," even if it's not against the law.
Mercury News, February 01, 2010

Some question Sal DiCiccio's stake in South Mountain Freeway plan
"He has involved himself not just politically, but personally and financially," says Judy Nadler, a senior fellow in government ethics at Santa Clara University's Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.
The Arizona Republic, January 31, 2010

Catholic Charities USA Hosts Centennial Year Poverty Reduction Summit in San Jose/Santa Clara
The event featured a keynote address by Kirk Hanson, Executive Director, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, Santa Clara University, among others.
Earthtimes.org, January 29, 2010

Sunnyvale resident asks for review of ethics code after ex-mayor speaks out
"When you take a public office, you do not lose your ability to speak in public and you do not lose your ability to have an opinion," said Judy Nadler, senior fellow in government ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.
Mercury News, January 20, 2010

Workers Behaving Badly
"The moral example leaders give is a fundamental and legitimate aspect of their overall leadership," explains Kirk Hanson, executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.
tcbreview.com, January 14, 2010

Records raise alcohol, conflict-of-interest questions about Richardson golf course
A dual-responsibility structure such as that one is a problem, said Judy Nadler, a senior fellow at Santa Clara University's Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.
Dallasnews.com, December 20, 2009

Role model by phone
The program is a project of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, where Jimenez teaches.
The Dialy Triplicate, December 16, 2009

Simplify your holiday to-do list
"Whenever you have a recession or a time of war, there is a circling of the wagons and an emphasis on the closest people in one's life," says Kirk O. Hanson, executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.
WGNtv.com, December, 2009

Retired officer's dual roles for Pentagon raise questions
"In the corporate world, this ... would not be tolerated," said Kirk Hanson, director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University in California.
USA Today, December 15, 2009

Affymetrix' work environment encompasses its values
Affymetrix' community involvement includes collaboration with organizations that educate scientists and the public and seek treatments and cures for diseases. In the past year the company has supported the Bay Area Biotechnology Education Consortium, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, the Genetic Alliance and more.
diversitycareers.com, December 09, 2009

Whether a 9-year-old girl will keep her foot is in the hands of a family court judge
After 30 years of work in the field of medical ethics, even Lawrence Nelson was stumped. Nelson teaches philosophy at Santa Clara University. He also has a background in law and is a member of the university's Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.
New Times SLO, December 14, 2009

Christians condemn Ugandan anti-gay law
With lawmakers in Uganda poised to make homosexuality a crime punishable by death, a group of American Catholic, Protestant and Evangelical leaders is speaking out.
The Baltimore Sun, December 09, 2009

California may toughen rules for elected officials to report gifts
Judy Nadler, a former Santa Clara mayor and a senior fellow of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, said there's been growing concern nationally about efforts to circumvent lobbyist rules.
Mercury News, December 08, 2009

Relearning to love the season begins by trimming your to-do list
"Whenever you have a recession or a time of war, there is a circling of the wagons and an emphasis on the closest people in one's life," says Kirk O. Hanson, executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.
TDN.com, December 07, 2009

Galleon case catches Rajaratnam's friends, colleagues in glare
"Silicon Valley is difficult because there are so many superstars," observed Kirk Hanson at The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.
Mercury News, December 07, 2009

Simplify your holiday to-do list
"Whenever you have a recession or a time of war, there is a circling of the wagons and an emphasis on the closest people in one's life," says Kirk O. Hanson, executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.
Chicago Tribune, December 06, 2009

What's the Business Plan?
Kirk O. Hanson, executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, is one of the commentators in this article about the latest papal encyclical.
America Magazine, November 30, 2009

Ethics of Space Exploration
Michael Krasny of KQED's Forum talks to Center Bioethics Director Margaret McLean about astrobiology and ethics.
KQED Radio, November 11, 2009

Can You Buy Your Way Into a Flu Shot?
"There's a real possibility that someone who skips the line is getting a vaccine that would have gone to someone who truly needed it," says Dr. Margaret McLean, the director of bioethics and the associate director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University in California.
SmartMoney, November 10, 2009

War Over Skype Is Over
"Unfortunately, the time value of new technologies creates an opportunity for harassment and bullying simply by creating delay," said Kirk O. Hanson, executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.
Pravda.ru, November 7, 2009

Lessons From the War Over Skype
"One hates to see the kind of litigiousness the founders practiced here rewarded so handsomely," said Kirk O. Hanson, executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.
The New York Times, November 6, 2009

Ethics website featured
The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics website featured on Brainmeup.com for top websites for self improvement.
Brainmeup.com, November, 2009

Silicon Valley mystified by reports top executive Hector Ruiz leaked company secrets
"What we can expect from our executives is a careful effort not to reveal obvious inside information, and a good-faith effort not to share isolated facts which might be key to someone seeking insider information," said Kirk O. Hanson, executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.
Mercury News, October 29, 2009

Pressure on IBM over Galleon case
"It's critical the company is transparent about the way it handles it," said Kirk Hanson, head of the centre for applied ethics at Santa Clara University.
Finanacial Times, October 28, 2009

Custodian who recruited student models to be fired by Santa Clara high school
Kirk Hanson, executive director for the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, said it is "clearly objectionable" for any school employee to recruit students for a side business.
Mercury News, October 27, 2009

AMD's Ex-CEO Ruiz Said to Be Tied to Galleon Case
"This is outside the norm," said James Balassone, executive in residence at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University in California.
Bloomberg.com, October 27, 2009

The Changing Landscape Requires IT Ethics to Go Mainstream
The growth in the use of databases is raising a number of dilemmas on how to protect users, noted Kirk O. Hanson, executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.
The IEEE Computer Society, October 19, 2009

The Unavoidable Ethical Dilemmas of Pandemic Flu
Kirk Hanson, executive director of Santa Clara University's Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, discusses questions for policy makers preparing for pandemics.
The Washington Post, October 14, 2009

Horne's pledge to donors raises ethics concerns
"You don't leave dinners with the promise that you are going to get quarterly access," said Judy Nadler, who is a senior fellow at Santa Clara University's Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.
The Arizona Republic, October 9, 2009

Researchers at Stanford test a new additive to H1N1 vaccine hoping to strech it
Margaret McLean, director of bioethics at Santa Clara University's Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, talks to ABC 7 news about the H1N1 flu vaccine.
abc7news.com, October, 2009

Remain ready for health challenges posed by H1N1
Center Bioethics Director Margaret R. McLean addresses the specific challenges that faith communities face in confronting pandemic flu.
The Sacramento Catholic Herald, Oct. 3, 2009

Obama nominee omitted ties to biotech
"You're not allowing the public to know the full background of this nominee," said Judy Nadler, a senior fellow at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University in California. "It shouldn't matter whether it's incorporated or not."
The Washington Times, September 8, 2009

Special districts provide many services while posing challenges for boards
Judy Nadler, a former city mayor and a senior fellow in government ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, said unnecessary redundancies among many of the districts end up costing taxpayers more than they should.
Redding.com, September 6, 2009

Council strives to avoid conflicts
Constant ethical dilemmas are a price any government pays when business interests become dominant, said Kirk O. Hanson, an ethics professor and the executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara (Calif.) University.
Caller.com, August 29, 2009

Ethics: IT should help the company steer clear of corporate scandals
"Companies use the term 'corporate ethics' to mean many different things. In many organizations, if not the majority, it means compliance with a set of legal and minimum standards. In other organizations, corporate ethics means defining a set of corporate values that are integral to how they go about business," says Kirk O. Hanson, executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.
ComputerWorld.com, August 24, 2009

E-mails show councilors sought special treatment
"You can't have people running around asking for these kinds of special favors," said Judy Nadler, a senior fellow at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at the University of Santa Clara.
Sun Journal, August 09, 2009

My Word: Empathy is important in making judgments
As professors who strive to teach students that the understanding of texts and of life is deeply enriched by ethical principles of empathy, conscience and compassion, we were left aghast by the empathy-bashing on national television.
The Oakland Tribune, August 3, 2009

Google CEO Resigns From Apple's Board
Kirk Hanson, executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara (Calif.) University, told IBD last October "it's surprising that neither side has acted to end this conflict of interest before now."
Investores.com, August 3, 2009

New Council ethics proposal would allow contracts, limit some gifts
The commission's recommendation is consistent with national trends, said Kirk O. Hanson, an ethics professor and the executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.
Caller.com, July 27, 2009

Beware: Big Brother is watching you
But consider this scenario proposed by the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University: It's lunch hour. An employee writes a note to her boyfriend. She puts it in an envelope, affixes her own stamp and drops it in the basket where outgoing mail is collected. Does the fact that the pencil and paper she used belong to her employer give her boss the right to open and read this letter?
The Rebel Yell, July 27, 2009

Newport News lawmaker works for center he helped fund
Hamilton's affiliation with the ODU center raises several red flags, said Judy Nadler, a senior fellow in government ethics at Santa Clara University in California.
HamptonRoads.com, July 30, 2009

As She Steps Down, Palin Vows to Reclaim Ethics Fight
Judy Nadler, a government ethicist at Santa Clara University, said Palin's short, troubled tenure illustrates that a politician who builds a reformer image may face higher public expectations.
The Washington Post, July 25, 2009

Pizarro: Deployed Sunnyvale councilman makes visit home
Otto Lee - who's serving a year with the U.S. Navy in Baghdad - attended a dinner hosted by Mike and Mary Ellen Fox to celebrate Norman Mineta's appointment to the advisory board of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.
Mercury News, July 22, 2009

Alameda County college leader's business partner gets $900,000 contract
"There isn't a rule written for everything that may come up, so you have to look at fundamental values. The law's the floor, not the ceiling," said former Santa Clara Mayor Judy Nadler, now a fellow of government ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.
Contra Costa times, July, 2009

Ethical questions surround couple's EPA link
"It is part of our sensitivity to women's employment opportunities and careers in general," said Kirk Hanson, executive director of the Santa Clara University Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.
Lake Expo, July 8, 2009

Questions raised about why mosquito district helped foot manager's legal bill
But even more perplexing is how taxpayers ended up footing a $38,000 bill for a three-year legal spat between Hazeleur and Fred Willis, Betty Willis' ex-husband, said Judy Nadler, a senior fellow in government ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.
Redding.com, July 10, 2009

Will Benedict keep open new space for reason
An article by David DeCosse, Director of Campus Ethics Programs, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University
National Catholic Reporter, July 07, 2009

Lansing's protocol gray area raises concerns of 'councilmanic interference'
Judy Nadler from the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at California's Santa Clara University said the situation certainly creates a concern about "councilmanic interference."
The Michigan Messenger, July 02, 2009

Jobs's Return to Apple Greeted With Little Fanfare
If Jobs is fully capable of doing his job, the company may feel it doesn't need to disclose specifics about his health, said James Balassone, executive in residence at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University in California.
Bloomberg.com, June 30, 2009

Pink slip would be Sanford's fate in private sector
"If I were on the board, I would question, 'Do we have the right CEO? Does he have the right priorities?'," said Jim Balassone, executive-in-residence at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University where he teaches business ethics.
The Sate, June 27, 2009

Jobs' Doctor Speaks
Ethicists, including Kirk Hanson, executive director of Santa Clara University's Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, says, essentially don't hate the player, hate the game, that Jobs took advantage of a system that might have flaws, but that when it comes to a person's survival, don't begrudge them for doing what it takes to live.
CNBC.com, June 24, 2009

Jobs' Privacy vs. Investors' Right to Know
Kirk Hanson, an ethicist at Santa Clara University, said Jobs is a unique CEO. "His health affects the interest of so many other people," Hanson said, "that he gives up some of his right to privacy."
abcnews.com, June 16, 2009

Steve Jobs quietly returns to Apple
"Some would argue that the liver transplant is the fix and is good news," said Kirk Hanson, executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University. "Some would argue the liver transplant is bad news and ought to be disclosed to shareholders. It's a close call and depends a lot on the specific medical details."
Yahoo! Finance, June 22, 2009

Peter Laufer's Green960 Talk Show Podcast
Peter Laufer's Green960 Talk Show featuring Kirk Hanson, executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University. Among other things they also discussed about the inflamatory language used by right wing radio announcers.
Peter Laufer's Talk Show, June, 2009

Tech companies challenge China's censorship
"Just as General Motors was criticized for providing trucks for the South African apartheid police, so will high-tech companies be criticized for the use of their equipment for repressive actions," said Kirk Hanson, executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.
Mercury News, June, 2009

KGO radio (AM 810) link
Kirk O. Hanson, executive director of Santa Clara University's Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, discusses ethical dimensions of hate speech on talk shows.
KGO radio, June, 2009

Slaying prompts close look at incendiary speech
But ethically, "the Bill O'Reillys of the world and similar people on the left have an ethical responsibility for what they say," said Kirk O. Hanson, executive director of Santa Clara University's Markkula Center for Applied Ethics. "They are partially responsible if a mentally ill person takes off from the exaggerated speech they use."
San Francisco Chronicle, June 7, 2009

Fertility doctors' competition spawns lawsuits
In the billion-dollar world of baby-making, the fierce competition can include lawyers and even private eyes."The way somebody in this field becomes wealthy is to corner the market," said Kirk O. Hanson, an ethicist at Santa Clara University who studies the business aspects of medicine.
LA times, April 12, 2009

Swine flu: San Francisco biotech company races to develop vaccine
"This epidemic woke us up to the fact that the production process we use now is archaic and also fraught with things that can go wrong," said Margaret McLean, director of bioethics at Santa Clara University's Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.
Mercury News, April, 2009

Swine Flu: Crisis Or Media Hype?
Margaret McLean, Director of the Biotechnology and Health Care Ethics program at Santa Clara University talks about the severity of the swine flu outbreak and how the mass media is handling the coverage of the epidemic.
CBS5, April, 2009

Health Care Ethics
Dr. Margaret McLean, director of the Biotechnology and Health Care Ethics program at Santa Clara University, explains why it's important to be ethically prepared in the case of a pandemic flu.

KCBS, March, 2009

Let's Heal Ourselves First
Developed with guidance from Kirk Hanson, a longtime consultant to industry ethics efforts and professor of business ethics, HGPII exhibits key elements of an effective voluntary effort.
Health Leaders Media, March 12, 2009

Body of missing tourist from England found near interstate
Hearing the story, ethicist David DeCosse of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics in Santa Clara, Calif., said it invites introspection.

Tampabay.com, March 14, 2009

First Obama budget passes 'values audit' by advocates for poor
Kirk Hanson, executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Jesuit-run Santa Clara University in California, finds the shift in tax policy more closely reflects the values of Catholic social teaching.

Catholic News Service, March 18, 2009

Greed is All that Matters at Silicon Valley Company
Amid massive layoffs, the Silicon Valley company angered just about everyone except its top employees when it laid off some while giving pay raises to others. Reaction was swift from Jim Balassone of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.

nbcbayarea.com, March, 2009

Yelp's credibility problem: Blame it on algorithm?
Kirk O. Hanson, an ethics professor and executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, said Yelp needs to better understand and manage the ethics risk that its business model presents.
Cnet.com, February 20, 2009

Pavia to reject Gateway commission
Judy Nadler, senior fellow on government ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University in California, said transactions like the city’s agreement generally are open to a bidding process unless there are certain circumstances that call for a particular expertise.
uticaod.com, January 20, 2009

Political 'club' raises a question in Turlock
Judy Nadler, senior fellow in government ethics at Santa Clara University's Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, called the invitation "troubling."
The Modesto Bee, January, 2009

Apple's board needs to resolve Jobs' health mystery
"Unfortunately these two statements in rapid succession raise suspicions," said Kirk Hanson, director of Santa Clara University's Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.

Market Watch, January 16, 2009

Fraud crusader Barry Minkow ruffles feathers
"Barry Minkow is a contradiction himself,” said Kirk Hanson, a business ethics professor and executive director of Markkula Centre for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University in California.

The Australian, January 10, 2009

Jobs' Health Effect On Apple
Jim Balassone, Executive in Residence at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, discusses the ethical side of Apple CEO Steve Jobs' health.
KCBS, January, 2009

Fresno surgeon not obliged to reveal vision problem
Margaret McLean, associate director and director of bioethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, said there's no easy answer as to whether doctors should be required to tell patients.
Fresnobee.com, December, 2008


Firm authoring key study of Obama, McCain health insurance reform plans failed to disclose ownership by America's largest health insurance company
“That’s not good enough,” said Jim Balassone of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.
epinews.com, December, 2008


Agami's rebirth as Scalable Storage Systems leaves ex-employees angry
Agami's demise and Scalable's creation underscore several ethical dilemmas often encountered when companies fail, said Kirk O. Hanson, executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.

Mercury News, December, 2008

Ethicist: Making Sense of Disturbing Teen Behaviors
Injuryboard talked to Kirk O. Hanson, the Executive Director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University in California.

Injuryboard.com, December 04, 2008

Santa Clara University senior is named school's first Rhodes Scholar since 1955
On November 23, 2008, Hackworth Fellow Noelle Lopez was selected as a Rhodes Scholar, the first Santa Clara student to receive this award since 1955.
SCU Newsletter, November 30, 2008

ImmigrationProf Blog
Can Citizenship Be Earned? Legal remedies for undocumented immigrants by David DeCosse, Director of campus ethics programs, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.
ImimigrationProf Blog, November 18, 2008

Students stand up to Juicy Campus Web site
The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics will host a student-led discussion on anonymous blogging and free speech on Monday, Nov. 10 from 6-7 p.m. in Kennedy Commons.

The Santa Clara, November 06, 2008

Ex-con turned investigator says he profits from finding dirt on other companies
On one hand, investors have a right to expect companies to provide truthful information about their executives, said Kirk Hanson, a business professor and executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.
Mercury news, October, 2008

Santa Clara University Oct. 28 Forum Discusses I.T. Policy and the Next American President
Responding will be Geoffrey Bowker, executive director of SCU's Center for Science, Technology, and Society, and Kirk O. Hanson, executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.
Market Watch, October, 2008

U.S. Army delays, alters medical studies under a little-known scientific censorship program
"If it smells like a duck and walks like a duck, it usually is a duck," said Jim Balassone of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, at Santa Clara University.

epinews.com, October, 2008

Arcuri firms earn revenue from state
It isn’t likely Arcuri’s LLCs will have any connection to decisions he makes as a congressman who is a member of the Transportation Committee, said Judy Nadler, senior fellow on government ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University in California.

uticaod.com, October 20, 2008

Presidential campaigns fueled by negativity
Judy Nadler, senior fellow in government ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, Santa Clara University, said there is a "fine line" between aggressively campaigning on the issues and resorting to negativity.

Our Sunday Visitor, October, 2008

Gretchen Morgenson to speak at SCU Tuesday
New York Times business columnist Gretchen Morgenson will be speaking Tuesady at Santa Clara University’s Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.

Siliconbeat.com, October 13, 2008

Can Citizenship Be Earned?
Legal remedies for undocumented immigrants by David DeCosse, Director of campus ethics programs, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.
America, October 13, 2008

Bay Area business calendar
Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times writer Gretchen Morgenson will speak on "Fairness, Financial Markets and the Fallout From the Subprime Crisis," from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Santa Clara University's Lucas Hall, room 126. The event is sponsored by the university's Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.
SFgate.com, October 12, 2008

Is Google's CEO Aiding The Enemy?
Even so, it is puzzling that Schmidt remains on the Apple board, says Kirk Hanson, executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara (Calif.) University.

Investors.com, October, 2008

Monte Vista owners give big to 2 in Turlock
Many cities limit the amount people and organizations can give to a candidate and how much candidates can spend, said Judy Nadler, senior fellow in government ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.
The Modesto bee, October, 2008

Santa Clara University Ethics Debate Session Asks: Do We Have a Moral Obligation to Vote?
Moderated by associate professor of philosophy Scott LaBarge, with participation from Judy Nadler, Senior Fellow in Government Ethics at the University's Markkula Center for Applied Ethics and former mayor of Santa Clara.

Ad Hoc News, October 02, 2008

Voters to get voice on ethics issue
Judy Nadler, senior fellow in government ethics at Santa Clara University's Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, said Measure S falls far short of efforts by other elected officials.

The Press-Enterprise, September 28, 2008

San Jose mayor's budget director hit with ethics question involving work on tax-measure campaigns
Judy Nadler, a former Santa Clara mayor who is now senior fellow in government ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, said Gomez should have taken time off his city job to avoid the appearance of a conflict of interest.

Mercury News, September 24, 2008

Official's home sits at center of storm
"It's not right, Some people have figured a way to get around what has been set in place for a good reason. And those people who follow the law, of course, are understandably upset when others have an unfair advantage, especially elected officials." said Judy Nadler, a senior fellow at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.
The Press-Enterprise, September 14, 2008

Riverside County district attorney's allies fill posts costing $500,000
"It comes down to one of the most basic themes in ethics, which is fairness," said Judy Nadler, a senior fellow at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.

The Press-Enterprise, September 12, 2008

GOP Convention Highlights Silicon Valley Women
Former Santa Clara Mayor Judy Nadler, currently a senior fellow at Markula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, says it's no mistake these women come from the Silicon Valley, which is an economically vibrant region.

KCBS, September 03, 2008

The Pathfinders for the Difference Makers
A Post-Review Commentary on The Difference Makers by William C. Frederick

Corzine aide owned stock in company behind Xanadu
Judy Nadler, a senior fellow at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, said Corzine should have acknowledged his potential conflicts well before signing legislation - not after he has signed a bill into law.

La ética aplicada mejora las decisiones empresariales
La Universidad Santa Clara, de los Estados Unidos, tiene un centro de estudios de ética aplicada, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, en el que se ha hecho una introducción al pensamiento ético, intentando evitar las confusiones existentes.

Editors meet to discuss how to hold ethics standards high
The initial "Tangled Web" group met at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University. ASNE, Poynter, the Markkula Center and the Annenberg School of Communications at the University of Southern California sponsored the session.

Apple CEO's silence says more than his PR team Commentary: Company should have been open about Jobs' health
"You are struggling with personal privacy and the shareholders' right to know," said Kirk Hanson, director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.

Lawyer in tax matter calls ethics complaint 'ludicrous'
"Regardless of what Nevada's ethics statutes are, this definitely would raise a red flag and pose some very serious questions about the role that the governor personally played in getting this tax relief," said Judy Nadler, senior fellow in government ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.

Some question Hemet's employment of councilwoman's husband
Judy Nadler, senior fellow in government ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, said the hiring of members of the same family sometimes happens in smaller communities, where the applicant pool also might be smaller.

Heart calling Jesuit priest back to California
Oliva will serve as a visiting scholar at the Markkula Centre for Applied Ethics at nearby Santa Clara University and continue to give retreats on spirituality and workplace issues.

Sitting In: The common good: Can we get there from here?
Santa Clara University’s Markkula Center for Applied Ethics suggests that, “Appeals to the common good urge us to view ourselves as members of the same community, reflecting on the kind of [community] we want to become and how we are to achieve [it].

California's death penalty process is 'dysfunctional,'
Santa Clara University law professor Gerald Uelmen, executive director of the commission, called the report "kind of like poking a stick in a hornet's nest" but said he hoped it would provoke debate.

Father-son appointments - Richard and David Dicks - by Flint Mayor Don Williamson raise questions and may have violated city ordinance
The appointments raise several ethical red flags, said Judy Nadler, senior fellow in government ethics at the Markulla Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University in California.

He zones. She sells. And it's legal
Just because an alderman follows the local rules doesn't mean the public won't question their actions, said Judy Nadler

Chair of President's Council on Bioethics speaks at Santa Clara University
Special to The Valley Catholic By Miriam Schulman

Kilpatrick helped friends get grants
"The bottom line is that what you can do in a privately held company or family business you can't do in the public sector," Nadler said.

Brother wields TV time as weapon to battle teen's cancer
"I wish these decisions could be made in a manner that was rational and fair and reasoned without the perceived necessity of television cameras rolling and reporters roving," said Margaret McLean, director of health care ethics at the University of Santa Clara

University hosting panel continues discussion on Wikipedia ethics without Wikimedia
Miriam Schulman the communications director for the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University which is to host the discussion, states that Mike Godwin, legal counsel for the Foundation, will not be speaking during the discussion as was originally planned.

Ethicists: Reform needed at City Hall
"It doesn't appear that there is any kind of reform effort under way," said Judy Nadler, a senior fellow in government ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.

Boutique Medicine Draws Mixed Reactions From Doctors
Critics such as Santa Clara University's director of health care ethics Dr. Margaret McLean are saying concierge practices worsen an already-beleaguered medical system.

Congress Bans Genetic Discrimination
Prof. Kirk Hanson of Santa Clara Univ., on a congressional ruling that prevents employers and health insurance companies from genetic discrimination.

Résumé fibbers: You will get caught
"We tend to disproportionately reward individuals with extraordinary records,” said Kirk Hanson, a business professor and executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.

A Religious Political Pilgrimage to the UN
Eric Hanson, author of the Center's Religion, Ethics, Politics, and World Affairs Site comments on the Pope's visit.


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